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    Laws of War | Kill Orders

    In 1902 Brigadier General Jacob H. Smith was court-martialed for ordering American soldiers to kill thousands of Filipino civilians...

  • Military History Magazine

    From Cowardice to Courage

    For abandoning his post at Bunker Hill, Captain John Callender was court-martialed and cashiered—but he refused to remain a coward. O June 17, 1775, was a mixed bag at best for the Continental Army, which Congress had officially...

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    Laws of War | The Trial of Thomas Knox

    In 1863 a veteran newspaper correspondent defied a Union general’s order. He was court-martialed for the transgression.   IN LATE DECEMBER 1862, MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM T. SHERMAN opened the campaign to capture the fortified...

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    The Court-Martial of Colonel Billy Mitchell

    AMERICAN AVIATOR WILLIAM “BILLY” MITCHELL was born in Nice, France, in 1879, and grew up speaking French as well as he spoke English. He joined the U.S. Army on the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in 1898 and as a second...