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Thanks of the General-in-Chief.

GENERAL ORDERS

No. 57.

HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

19TH ARMY CORPS,

Near Orleans, August 5, 1863.

The Commanding General takes great pleasure in communicating to the troops of this Department, the contents of the following despatch, this day received from the General-in-Chief:

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, July 23, 1863. MAJOR GENERAL BANKS, New Oricans.

General ;-Your despatches of July 8th, announcing the surrender of Port Hudson, are received. 1 congratulate you and your army on the crowning success of the campaign. It was reserved for your army to strike the last blow to open the Mississippi river. The country, and especially the Great West, will ever remember with gratitude their services. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL Banks :

RICHARD B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant General.

OFFICIAL:

Acting Assistant Adjutant Generai.

GENERAL ORDERS

HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

19TH ARMY Corps,

New Orleans, August 10, 1863.

No. 58.

I. Before a General Court Martial, convened at New Orleans, La., pursuant to General Orders No. 28, of July 22, 1863, from Headquarters, Defences of New Orleans, and of which Colonel Thomas W. Cahill, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, is President, were arraigned and tried :

1. Captain Charles Blober, 1st Louisiana Cavalry.

CHARGE FIRST.

Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline." SPECIFICATION Ist-" That the said Captain Charles Blober, Company G, 1st Louisiana Cavalry, was seen drunk in the city of New Orleans, on or about the 16th day of July, 1863.”

SPECIFICATION 20 --" That the said Captain Charles Blober, Company G, 1st Louisiana Cavalry, did, on or about the 16th day of July, 1863, ride his horse upon the banquette on Prytania street, in said city of New Orleans.”'

SPECIFICATION 3d—“ That the said Captain Charles Blober, Company G, 1st Louisiana Cavalry, did, on or about the 16th day of July, 1863, use violent and abusive language towards Mr. Peel, a citizen of New Orleans, all of which conduct did bring disgrace upon the Federal service.”

CHARGE SECOND.

Breach of Arrest.SPECIFICATION—-" That said Captain Charles Blober, Company G, 1st Louisiana Cavalry, wbile under arrest from these Ileadquarters, did quit the quarters assigned him by Captain Pickering, Provost Marshal, Defences of New Orleans. This on or about the 16th day of July, 1863. And that, when out of his quarters, and drunk, did assault an officer of the Navy, E. C. Gabandan, Secretary of Rear Admiral Farragut, calling him out of a private house, where he was visiting. All this on or about the 16th day of July, 1863."

To which charges and specifications the accused pleaded as follows:
To the 1st specification, 1st charge—“ Not Guilty."
To the 2d specification, Ist charge-"Not Guilty.”
To the 3d specification, 1st charge--"Not Guilty.”
To the 1st charge—“ Not Guilty.”

To the specification of the 2d charge_-"Guilty, excepting that part relating to insulting an officer of the Navy."

To the 2d charge—“ Guilty.”

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

Of the 1st specification, 1st charge_" Not Guilty.”
of the 21 specification, 1st charge--"Guilty."
Of the 3d specification, 1st charge--"Guilty.”
Of the 1st charge--" Guilty.”

Of the specification, 2d charge-_“Guilty, excepting that part relating to being drunk and insulting Mr. E. C. Gabandan, Secretary of Rear Admiral Farragut.”

Of the 2d charge, the Court accepts the plea of the prisoner, and finds him-Guilty.”

And does therefore sentence him, Captain Charles Blober, Company G, 1st Louisiana Cavalry,“ to be cashiered.”

2. Second Lieutenant J. H. Bowley, 1330 Regiment New York Volunteers.

CHARGE FIRST.

Absence without Leave." SPECIFICATION—“ That be, the said Second Lieutenant J. H. Bowley, 133d Regiment New York Volunteers, did absent bimself from bis command on or about May 23, 1863, (his regiment being at that time in the face of the enemy,) without the consent of the commanding officer of his regiment or brigade, and proceed to the city of New Orleans, La.; and that the said Second Lieutenent J. H. Bowley, 133d Regiment New York Volunteers, did remain so absent until July 23, 1863, when he was arrested by Secord Lieutenant Garry T. Scott, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volurteers, in command of patrol guard. This at New Orleans, La., on or about the time above specified."

CHARGE SECOND

Disobeying the lawful Commands of his Superior Officer.SPECIFICATION—" That he, the said Second Lieutenant J. H. Bowley, 133d Regiment New York Volunteers, after having been duly ordered, July 20, 1863, by Second Lieutenant Garry T. Scott, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, in command of patrol guard, in accordance with orders received from Colonel Thomas W. Cahill, to report immediately to Colonel Thomas W. Cahill, Military Commander of the city of New Orleans, La., did not obey said order, and did not report to Colonel Thomas W. Cabill until arrested, July 23, 1863, by Second Lieutenant Garry T. Scott, officer of the patrol guard. This at New Orleans, La., on or about the time above specified."

CHARGE THIRD.

Using Contemptuous and Disrespectful Language agiinst his Superior Officer.

SPECIFICATION—-" That be, the said Second Lieutenant J. H. Bowley, 133d Regi: ment New York Volunteers, uid state, on or about July 23, 1863, at the Headquarters of the 2d Brigade, Defences of New Orleans, La., that Colonel Cahill had woke up

the wrong customer, and that he (the said Second Lieutenant J. H. Bowley, 133d Regiment New York Volunteers) would proceed to the Convalescent Camp as directed by Colonel Cahill, but that he (the said Second Lieutenant J. H. Bowley, 133d Regiment New York Volunteers) would leave the Conv scent Camp the next day, so that Colonel Cahill could prefer charges against him for “breach of arrest,' or words to that effect. This at New Orleans, La., on or about the time above specified.”

To which charges and specifications the accused pleaded as follows:
To the specification, 1st charge_Not Guilty.”'
To the 1st charge—“ Not Guilty.”
To the specification, 2d charge-„“ Guilty.”
To the 2d charge--"Guilty."

To the specification, 3d charge--"Guilty, excepting to that part relating to his having said he would leave the Convalescent Camp the next day, so that Colonel Cahill could prefer charges against him for ' breach of arrest.? "

To the 3d charge--" Not Guilty."

After mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, the Court finds the accused, Second Lieutenant J. H. Bowley, 133d Regiment New York Volunteers, as follows:

Of the specification, 1st charge--"Guilty.”
Of the 1st charge—“ Guilty."
Of the specification 2d charge—“Guilty.”
Of the 2d charge--"Guilty.”
Of the specification, 3d charge.-“ Guilty.

Of the 3d charge--" Not Guilty."
And the Court does therefore sentence him, Second Lieutenant J. II. Bowley, 133d
Regiment New York Volunteers, “ to be dismissed from the service of the United
States, with forfeiture of all pay and allowances now due or to become due.”'

3. Private Francis Scott, Company F, 1st Regiment Louisiana Volunteers.

CHARGE FIDST.

Violation of the 7ih Article of War.” SPECIFICATION 1st — That he, the said Private Francis Scott, Company F, 1st Regiment Louisiana Volunteers, did, by force of arms, resist and wilfully and deliberately disobey the lawlul orders of his superior officer, Major J. D. Bullen, 28th Regiment Maine Volunteers, while in the discharge of his duty.”

SPECIFICATION 2d--" That he, the said Private Francis Scoit, Company F, 1st Regiment Louisiana Volunteers, did wilfully and with malice aforethought, raise his musket and deliberately shoot at Major J. D. Bullen, in command of the post, while in the discharge of his dnty, wounding him so mortally that he died within two hours. This at Fort Butler, Donaldsonville, La., on or about the 5th day of July, 1863."

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