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Taos Mutiny

Taos Mutinty: General orders, No. 12, War Department, August 9, 1856

May 23, 2009

GENERAL ORDERS          )                  WAR DEPARTMENT No. 12.                       )                                 ADJUTANT GENERAL—™S OFFICE, )                                        Washington, August 9, 1855 1..  The proceedings of the General Court Martial which convened at Don Fernandez de Taos, New Mexico, May25, pursuant to —œSpecial Orders,—  No. 43, of May 14, 1855, from the Head-Quarters of the Department of New Mexico, whereof Colonel […]

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Taos Mutiny 1855

May 1, 2009

THE TAOS MUTINY: THE ANATOMY OF A RIOT May 24, 2009 On the 16th day of March in the year 1860, Aaron Stevens, a principled young man and abolitionist, finds himself awaiting execution on the gallows in Charleston, Virginia. A jury has declared guilty him of complicity in John Brown—™s abortive raid on Harpers Ferry. […]

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Aaron Stevens Writes Home from Cantoment Burgwin 1854

April 29, 2009

Bugler Aaron Stevens, Co. F., 1st Dragoons wrote the following letter to his sister in Connecticut. In less than four months he would find himself caught up in the Taos mutiny of 1855. Sentenced to death by a military tribunal for attempting to shoot his commanding officer, Stevens would embark on a journey which would […]

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Taos Riot 1855. Johnston Court Martial

February 23, 2009

Following the 1855 Taos Riot by members of F Company, 1st Dragoons, the President of the United States ordered that two of the officers involved be court martialed. Lt. Robert Johnston was charged with not assisting in the suppression of the riot and tried in Santa Fe in February of 1856. A transcription of his […]

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