He was tried by General Court-Martial. The charge: murder. Waller's defense was typical of him. "I do not beg for mercy or plead extenuation," he said. "I was either right or wrong ... If I was right then I am entitled to the most honorable acquittal."
The general court-martial of a distinguished Marine Corps officer, Major Littleton Waller Tazewell Waller, began on the morning of 17 March 1902, in an American Army barracks on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Read the entire article