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absence, he was drunk and utterly unfit for duty. This while in face of the enemy, and when an attack was daily apprehended, at or near Bayou des Allemands, La., on or about the 25th of June, 1862.”

CHARGE 2d--- Being drunk when an attack was expected by the enemy." SPECIFICATION__"In this, that 2d Lieutenant Frederick J. Fuller, being in command of Company C, on account of the sickness of the Captain, left camp without leave and in direct violation of orders, and took with him a number of the members of his company, and went a distance of five or six miles from camp.

When he returned he was so drunk as to be unfit for duty, and so noisy as to require the presence of the Oficer of the Day, or commanding officer, to preserve order, he, the said Fuller, being in a room with privates carousing, and at the same time using improper and disrespectful language to the commanding officer or Officer of the Day, saying, “I won't stop my noise until I get ready,' or words to that effect. This while at or near Bayou des Allemands, on or about the 4th day of July, 1862.”

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

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

Of the specification to the 1st charge—“Not Guilty.”
Of the 1st charge“ Not Guilty.”
Of the specification to the 2d charge---- Not Guilty.

Of the 2d charge-"Guilty.” And does therefore sentence him to be publicly reprimanded by bis commanding officer."

3d ADDITIONAL CHARGE-_Disobedience of Orders and Neglect of Duty.

SPECIFICATION 1st—“In this, that the said 2d Lieutenant Frederick J. Fuller, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, did absent himself from camp without leave, in violation of the orders of his superior officer, and was absent from battalion drill, dress parades and roll.call. This at camp at Algiers, La., on the 7th day of August."

SPECIFICATION 2d—“In this, that the said 2d Lieutenant Frederick J. Fuller, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, did absent himself from camp without leave, and in violation of the orders of his superior officers, and was absent from battalion drill, dress parade and roll-call, on or about the 10th and 11th days of August, at camp, in Algiers, La.

To wbich charge and specifications the accused pleaded as follows:
To the 1st specification—" Guilty, excepting the words 'from camp.""
To the second specification—" Guilty, excepting the words from camp.??
To the charge--"Guilty."

After mature deliberation, the Court confirms the plea of the accused, and does therefore sentence him “to be suspended from command for the period of one month, and to be publicly reprimanded by his commanding officer.”

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

CHARGE 4th — Conduct unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman." SPECIFICATION—“ In this, that 2d Lieutenant Frederick J. Fuller did sell to certain privates or non-commissioned officers intoxicating liqnors. This at or near Brashear City, on or about the 23d of December, 1862." Change 5th “ Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline.

SPECIFICATION—“ In this, that 2d Lieutenant Frederick J. Fuller did, while under arrest, and in camp, at or near Brashear City, La., keep in his tent or other place intoxicating liquors for sale, and did sell the same to privates and others, This at or near Brashear City, La., on or about the 234 of December, 1862.”

To which the prisoner pleaded as follows:
To the specification to 1st charge-"Guilty."
To the 1st charge--"Guilty.”
To the specification to 20 charge.-"Guilty, except the words - for sale.”
To the 2d charge---Guilty.”

The Court, after mature deliberation, confirms the plea of the accused, and does therefore sentence him “ to be dismissed the service."

Additional charge and specification against 20 Lieutenant Frederick J. Fuller, Company C, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers.

CHARGE 6th---- Disobedience of Orders.SPECIFICATION—“ In this, that the said Frederick J. Fuller, Company C, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, in violation of General Orders No. 38, issued by Major General Butler, commanding Department of the Gulf, did permit a white woman, not his wife, to be in and remain in his quarters for a long time, to wit, one month, and did then and there cohabit with her, the said white woman, in violation of said General Orders No. 38, to the prejudice of good order and military discipline. This at Algiers, La., during the months of September and October, 1862.”

To which charge and specification the accused pleaded “ Not Guilty.”.

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

Of the specification---“Not Guilty."

Of the charge--" Not Guilty." And does therefore acquit him.

2. 2d Lieutenant Carter 11. Nason, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers.

CHARGE---“ Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline.

SPECIFICATION—“In this, that the said 2d Lieutenant Carter H. Nason, of Company F, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, did absent bimself from his company from the 24th day of October, 1862, to the 23d day of November, 1862.”

To which charge and specification the accused pleaded “ Not Guilty."

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

of the specification--"Not Guilty."

Of the charge—“Guilty, but attach ro criminality thereto.'' And does sentence him “to be reprimanded by his commanding officer in the presence of the officers of Lis regiment.”

Additional charge and specifications against 2d Lieutenant (!. H. Nason, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers.

CHARGE-- “ Breach of Arres!.SPECIFICATION Ist—" In this, that C. H. Nason, 2d Lieutenant, Company F, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, while in arrest, and ordered to remain within the limits of the encampment of said regiment, without permission left the encampment, and remained more than one mile from camp over night. This at or near Algiers, on or about the 5th day of December, 1862."

SPECIFICATION 20—“. In this, that C. II. Nason, 20 Lieutenant of Company F, Sth Regiment Vermont Volunteers, being placed in arrest by Stephen Thomas, Colonel commanding said regiment, and by him ordered to remain within the linits of the encampment of said regiment and not leave it, did disobey, said order by leaving the camp of said regiment at Algiers and go to New Orleans, and remain there over one night, in disregard of orders and military discipline. This at or near Algiers: La., on or about the 5th day of December, 1862."

To wbich charge and specifications the accused pleaded “ Guilty."

The Court, after mature deliberation, confirms the plea of the accused, and sentences bim " to be cashiered."

3.

Private Allen M. Wheeler, Company I. Sth Regiment Vermont Volunteers. CHARCE---- Disobedience of Orders and insolent language to his Superior Officer."

SPECIFICATION—-" In this, that Private Allen M. Wheeler, of Company I, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, when ordered to change his place in the ranks, did refuse to do so, and did swear at and insult the Sergeant, saying, “You are a God damned son of a bitch,' or words to that effect. This at or near Braslear City, La., on or about the 28th of December, 1862.";

To wbich charge and specification the accused pleaded “ Not Guilty.”

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

Of the specification--"Guilty."
Of the charge—“Guilty."

And does therefore sentence him “ to be confined at snch of the United States fortifications as shall be designated by the Commanding General, at hard labor, for one month, and to forfeit to the United States the sum of thirteen (13) dollars of his monthly pay for the period of two (2) monthsı?!

4. Sergeant Major J. W. Haight, Jr., 75th Regiment New York Volunteers.

CHARGE 1st-" Theft.SPECIFICATION 1st--" In this, that the said Sergeant Major J. W. Haight, Jr., 75th Regiment New York Volunteers, did violate the mails of said regiment, and did feloniously, with intent to steal, break open a certain letter then deposited in the mail bag of the said regiment, and did steal from the said letter the sum of thirty dollars, the property of Archelus M. Conrad, of Company D, 75th Regiment New Vork Volunteers. This at Camp Kearney, near New Orleans, La., on or about the 20th day of October, 1862.”

SPECIFICATION 20-—“In this, that the said Sergeant Major J. W. Ilaight, Jr., 75th Regiment New York Volunteers, being placed by the commanding officer of his regiment in charge of the mails of said regiment, and being so in charge of them did take certain letters from the bags containing said mails, and did steal therefrom divers sums of money, to wit: the sum of six dollars, the sum of twelve dollars, and the sum of thirty dollars, the property of persons unknown, and devote the same to bis own use. This at Camp Stevens, near Thibodaux, La., on or about the 230 day of November, 1862," CHARGE 2d - Cor to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline."

SPECIFICATION Ist—"In this, that the said Sergeant Major J. W. Haight, Jr., baving been placed in charge of the mails of the 75th Regiment New York Volunteers by order of the commanding officer of said regiment, and being so in charge of the said mails, did violate the said mails, and did take letters out of the said mails and open such letters unlawfully, and after having unlawfully opened such letters, did burn and destroy the said letters. This at Camp Stevens, near Tbibodaux, La., on or about the 23d day of December, 1862.”

SPECIFICATION 2d--" In this, that the said Sergeant Major J. W. Haight, Jr., 75th Regiment New York Volunteers, being placed by order of the commanding officer of bis regiment in charge of the mails of said regiment, and being so in charge of the said mails, did unlawfully and willfully take and steal certain letters out of the said mails, and did unlawfully break open divers of said letters. All this at Camp Kearney, near New Orleans, La., on or about the 20th day of October, 1862."

To all of which charges and specifications the accused pleaded—“Guilty."

The Court, after mature deliberation, confirms the plea of the accused, and does sentence himn" to be reduced to the ranks, and be confined at hard labor on such United States fortifications as the Coinmanding General shall direct for the term of

six (6) months, and to forfeit to the United States the sum of thirteen (13) dollars per month of his monthly pay for the term of six (6) months.”

5. Sergeant E. B. Fish, Company F, 75th Regiment New York Volunteers.

CHARGE-_" Destruction of Government Property.SPECIFICATION--- In this, that the said Sergeant E. B. Fish did order and cause the tlag-staff of the 75th Regiment New York Volunteers to be cut down. All this at or near Camp Stevens, La., on or about the 12th day of January, 1863.”

To which charge and specification the accused pleaded—“Guilty."

The Court, after mature deliberation, confirms the plea of the accused, and does sentence him “ to forfeit to the United States the sum of five (5) cents of his monthly pay for the period of one month."

6. Private William A. Decker, Company F, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers.

CHARGE_" Desertion." SPECIFICATION—" In this, that the said William A. Decker, private in Company F, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, on or about the 8th day of December, A. D. 1862, did desert from his company and regiment. This while in camp at or near Brashear City, La.”

To which charge and specification the accused pleaded-“Not Guilty.”

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

Of the specification--"Guilty.”

Of the charge---"Guilty." And does therefore sentence him to forfeit to the United States the sum of thirteen (13) dollars of his monthly pay for the period of three months."

7. Private George Clemens, Company F, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers.

CHARGE Desertion.SPECIFICATION __“In this, that the said George Clemens, private of Company F, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, did desert his company and regiment on or about the 8th day of December, 1862. This wbile in camp at or near Brashear City, La."

To which charge and specification the accused pleaded-..“. Not Guilty."

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

Of the specification--"Guilty."

Of the charge—“ Guilty.” And does therefore sentence him “ to forfeit to the United States the sum of thirteen (13) dollars of his monthly pay for the period of three (3) months.”

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