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Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850) to P. Willis re: selection of officers to command 3rd infantry

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07402 Author/Creator: Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850) Place Written: Fort Howard Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1818/03/10 Pagination: 2 p. 24.3 x 19.3 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07402 Author/Creator: Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850) Place Written: Fort Howard Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1818/03/10 Pagination: 2 p. 24.3 x 19.3 cm

Summary of Content: Complaints and charges were leveled against him by subordinate officers with the possibility of being arrested and court martialed.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentMilitary HistoryCourt Martials and Courts of InquiryMilitary Law

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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