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GENERAL ORDERS

HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

19TH ARMY CORPS,

Alexandria, La., May 10, 1863.

No. 44.

All enlisted men of the nine-months regiments of volunteers, serving in this Department, who may desire to re-enlist for one year or two years from the expiration of their present term of service, in either of the regiments of cavalry or batteries of artillery, also serving in this Department, will record their names, with the period for which, and the regiment or battery in which, they are willing to re-enlist, at the Adjutants' Offices of their respective regiments. Lists of the names so recorded will be forwarded weekly to Brigade Headquarters. The commander of each regiment or battalion of cavalry and battery of artillery will detail one or more commissioned officers to recruit for his command from the men whose names are so recorded. These officers will apply at Brigade Headquarters for the list of names, and will there receive authority to visit the different regiments and enlist and receive the

men.

The men who may so re-enlist will thereupon be honorably discharged from the regiments in which they are now serving, by orders from Division Headquarters, based upon this order. The recruiting officers will see that the men are properly re-enlisted, in accordance with the Army Regulations, and that they receive their discharge

Every man who may so re-enlist for one year will receive a bounty of fifty dollars, one-half payable immediately, and one-balf at the expiration of his new term.

Every man who may so re-enlist for two years, will receive a bounty of one hundred dollars, twenty-five dollars payable immediately, and the remainder at the expiration of his new term; and will, in addition, be granted a furlough of forty days within the six months following the re-enlistment, with free transportation to New York and back.

These bounties will be paid by the disbursing officer of the fund for “ raising, organizing and drilling volunteers.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BANKS :

RICHARD B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant General. OFFICIAL:

Aide-de-Camp.

GENERAL ORDERS

HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

19TH ARMY CORPS,

Before Port Hudson, June 2, 1863.

No. 45.

A Military Court, to be known as the Provost Court of the Department of the Gulf, is hereby constituted, for the purpose of hearing, deciding and passing judgment upon :

I. All cases of violations of General or Special Orders, violations of the Rules and Articles of War, violations of the recognized laws of war, or other offenses arising under the military jurisdiction, where the offender is not in the military service of the United States, and where the penalty does not extend to loss of life.

II. All civil crinies against the persons or property of the inhabitants, committed by any person in the military service of the United States, where the penalty does not extend to loss of life or the dismissal of a commissioned officer.

III. All other cases, arising under the military jurisdiction, which may be specially referred to the Court by the Commanding General or the Provost Marshal General of the Department.

This Court will exercise original and exclusive jurisdiction in all the above cases, and will hold its sessions at the city of New Orleans, or such other point as may, from time to time, be designated in orders.

Colonel CHARLES C. DWIGHT, 160th New York, is appointed Judge of the Court hereby authorized and established, and will enter upon his duties immediately.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BANKS :

RICHARD B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant General.

OFFICIAL:

Aide-de-Camp.

GENERAL ORDERS

No. 46.

HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF TIIE GULF,

19TI ARMY CORPs,

Before Port IIudson, June 2, 1863.

1. Before a General Court Martial, convened at Thibodeanx, La., pursuant to Special Orders No. 1, of January 1st, 1863, from these Headquarters, and of which 1st Lieuteuant J. H. HIXMAX, 75th New York Volunteers, is President, were arraigned and tried :

1. 2d Lieutenant Frederick J. Fuller, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers.

CHARGE 1st--" Violation of the 420 Article of War." SPECIFICATION - That the said 2d Lieutenant Frederick J. Fuller, Company C, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, left his company and regiment while in the field near Bayou Bænf, La., went to Algiers and remained several days, thus living out of camp withont leave from his superior officers. This on or about the 16th day of November, 1862, near Bayou Bæuf, La.”

CHARGE 2d—“. Violation of the 44th Arlicle of War.SPECIFICATION--" That the said 20 Lieutenant Frederick J. Fuller, Company C, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, failed to appear at the regular parades and other duties appointed by his superior officers, while the regiment was in the field. This at Bayou Bæuf, La., on or about the 26th day of November, 1862.”

To which charges and specifications the accused pleaded “ Not Guilty.”

After mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, the Court finds the accused as follows :

Of the specification to the 1st charge.--Guilty."
Of the 1st charge--"Guilty.”'
Of the specification to the 2d charge--"Guilty."

Of the 2d charge--"Guilty."
And does therefore sentence him, 2d Lieutenant Frederick J. Fuller, 8th Regiment
Vermont Volunteers, “ to be dismissed the service.”

Additional charges and specifications against 2d Lieutenant Frederick J. Fuller, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers :

CHARGE Ist--- Conduct unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman." SPECIFICATION--"In this, that 2d Lieutenant Frederick J. Fuller, Company C, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, left camp without leave and in viclation of orders, taking with him several privates, and when he returned to camp, after some hours

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