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AUCTION 24

Awards and Commendations

<p>Order 65, p. [1]</p>


144.    

[COMMENDATIONS]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. GENERAL ORDERS. Three general orders reprinting other documents that compliment the army on its performance.

[1] Headquarters of the Army, City of Mexico, Sept. 20, 1847. General Orders 293. [1] [3, blank] pp. 12mo (20.2 x 14 cm), disbound. Left margin uneven and with old stab holes, gutter margin separating, slight foxing. With embossed papermaker’s mark.

First edition. Eberstadt, p. 70. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 391.

Announces an act of Congress that allows non-commissioned officers to be brevetted and common soldiers to be given a certificate of merit and a pay increase. As lagniappe, Scott gives greater access to tobacco for enlisted troops.

[2] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, Mexico, Janaury 17, 1848 General Orders 20. [1] [3, blank] pp. 12mo (20 x 13 cm), disbound. Right margin uneven and with old stab holes. With embossed papermaker’s mark. Signed by H.L. Scott.

First edition. Eberstadt, p. 74. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 402.

Prints a letter from Secretary of War W.L. Marcy warmly congratulating Scott and the troops on their achievements: “These wonderful achievements are the theme of praise and admiration throughout the nation.”

[3] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, Mexico, April 17, 1848 General Orders 65. [1] [3, blank] pp. 12mo (20.1 x 13 cm), disbound. Left margin uneven and with old stab holes. Signed by Lorenzo Thomas.

First edition. Eberstadt, p. 76. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 409.

Prints a February 18, 1848, congratulatory letter from the Kentucky legislature to Scott and his army.

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