Res gesta

RES GESTA, evidence. The subject matter; thing done.
     2. When it is necessary in the course of a cause to inquire into the nature of a particular act, or the intention of the person who did the act, proof of what the person said at the time of doing it, is admissible evidence, as part of the res gesta, for the purpose of showing its true character. On an indictment for a rape, for example, what the girl said so recently after the fact as to exclude the possibility of practising on her, has been held to be admissible evidence, as a part of the transaction. East, P. C. 414; 2 Stark. Cas. 241; 1 Stark. Ev. 47; 1 Phil. Ev. 218: Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Le res gesta. In particolare, il 18 aprile 1848 il capitano Pisacane si arruola nella seconda Legione Lombarda, distinguendosi tra l'altopiano di Tremosine e la Val di Ledro dove "resistera in uno scontro durato oltre due giorni e terminato con un assalto alla baionetta, nel corso del quale il nemico sara costretto a indietreggiare" (88).