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The proceedings, findings and sentences in the cases of First Lieutenant Jobo W. Shields, 159th Regiment New York Volunteers, Second Lieutenant Dennis Bulkley, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, First Lieutenant and Quartermaster Greene Fosdick, 7th Regiment Louisiana Volunteers, Captain Clement Renaud, Ist Regiment Louisiana Voinnteers, Captain Matthew H. Moore, 133d Regiment New York Volunteers, Captain James D. Hawes, 1330 Regiment New York Volunteers, and Assistant Surgeon II. T. Bates, 131st Regiment New York Volunteers, are approved. They cease from this date to be officers in the military service of the United States.

In the cases of Second Lieutenant Edward J. Cornell, 116th Regiment New York Volunteers, and First Lieutenant Phineas A. Clawson, 20th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, the proceedings, findings and sentences are approved, but their execution is suspended until the pleasure of the President can be known, and their mitigation is respectfully recommended.

In the case of First Lieutenant William R. Dunning, 133d Regiment New York Volunteers, the proceedings, findings and sentence are approved. He will, accordingly, from the date of the reception of this order, be dropped as a commissioned officer, and taken up as an enlisted man upon the rolls of his company.

The proceedings, findings and sentences in the cases of Privates Frank Natto, Company B, 7th Regiment New York Volunteers, Private Alexander J. Rooney, Company K, 20 Regiment United States Artillery, and Private John Mebegan, Company F, 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, are approved ; but owing to the length of time which has elapsed since their trial, their sentences are remitted. They will be released from confinement and returned to duty.

The proceedings and findings in the case of Private John Doyle, Company I, 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, are approved. He will be released from confine. ment and returned to duty.

The proceedings, findings and sentence in the case of Second Lieutenant G. H. Rade: key, 1st Regiment Texas Cavalry, promulgated in General Orders No. 67, cur. sent series, from these Headquarters, having been disapproved, he will resume his sword and return to duty.

In the case of Surgeon A. C. Livingston, 110th Regiment New York Volun. teers, the proceedings, findings and sentence are disapproved. The first charge is an improper one, and under the second, the evidence is deficient. He will resume his sword and return duty. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BANKS :

G. NORMAN LIEBER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant General. OFFICIAL :

Acting Assistant Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS

HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

No. 81.

New Orleans, December 8, 1863.

A hundred guns will be fired, at meridian to-day, in honor of the signal advantage recently won by our army in Tennessee and Georgia.

The skill of our Generals, the intrepid courage of our troops, and the glorious success achieved by their genius and valor, challenge admiration, and fill the loyal hearts of the people with emotions of inexpressible satisfaction.

Even those who mourn their friends, or defeated hopes, may gladly swell the national acclaim of thanks to Almighty God, for victories which sap the foundations of a gigantic conspiracy and proclaim the near approach of permanent and general peace.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BANKS :

G. NORMAN LIEBER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant General.

OFFICIAL:

Acting Assistant Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS

HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

No. 82.

New Orleans, December 11, 1863.

I. Before a General Court Martial, convened at New Orleans, Louisiana, pursilant to General Orders No. 54, of October 27th, 1863, from the Headquarters, Defences of New Orleans, and of which Captain S. B. PACKANI), 12th Regiment Maine Volunteers, is President, were arraigned and tried :

1. Second Lieutenant E. D. Mooney, 4th Regiment Corps d'Afrique.

CHARGE—“ Conduct unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman.PLEA—" Guilty." The Court confirms the plea of the accused, and does therefore sentence him, Second Lieutenant E. D. Mooney, 4th Regiment Corps d'Afrique, “to be dismissed the service of the United States."

2. First Lieutenant Peter kehr, 176th Regiment New York Volunteers.

CHARGE_" Conduct unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman." Plea—“ Not Guilty."

Fiyding-_“Guilty.” And the Court does therefore sentence bim, First Lieutenant Peter Kehr, 176th Regiment New York Volunteers, “to be dismissed the service of the United States."

II. Before a General Court Martial, convened at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pursuant to General Orders No. 5, of October 91h, 1863, from the Headquarters, United States Forces, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and of which Colonel JACOB SHARTE, 156th Regiment New York Volunteers is President, were arraigned and tried :

1. Captain Martin D. Durham, 18th Regiment Corps d'Afrique.

CHARGE 1st---- Drunkenness on Duty."
CHARGE 2d---- Conduct unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman."
CHARGE 3d--- Disobedience of Orders."

PLEA---To the first charge---- Not Guilty."

To the second charge---“ Not Guilty.”

To the third charge--- Not Guilty.”
Finding---Of the first charge.--" Not Guilty.”

Of the second charge..-“ Guilty.”

Of the third charge.--"Guilty." And the Court does therefore sentence him, Captain Martin D. Durham, 18th Regiinent Corps d'Afrique, “to be dismissed the service.”

2. Private Jean Girien, Company K, 156th Regiment New York Volunteers.

CHARGE --- Desertion.
PLEA--- Not Guilty."

FINDING--- Guilty.”
And the Court does therefore sentence bim, Private Jean Girien, Company K, 156th
Regiment New York Volunteers, “ to be shot to death with musketry, at such time
and place as the Commanding General may orler-two-thirds of the members of
the Court concurring therein."

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II. Before a General Court Martial, convened at Camp, al Carrio 1 Crow Bayou, Louisiana, pursuant to Special Orders No. 80, of October 18th, 1863, from the | Headquarters, 3d Division, 19th Army Corps, and of which Lieutenant Colonel W.

N. GREEN, 173 Regiment New York Volunteers, is President, was arraigned and tried :

Lieutenant William J. Gannon, 8th Regiment New Ilampshire Volunteers.

CHLARGE 1st---- Violation of the 9th Arlicle of War.”

CHARGE 24--.“ Conduct unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman.
PLEA--To the first charge.." Not Guilty."

To the second charge---- Not Guilty.”
FINDING---Of the first charge.--"Guilty.”

of the second charge---"Guilty.”
And the Court does therefore sentence him, Lieutenant William J. Gannon, 8th Re-
giment New Hampshire Volunteers, “ to be cashiered.”

IV. Before a General Court Martial, convened at the Headquarters, 20 Division, 13th Army Corps, pursuant to Special Orders No. 56, of September 12th, 1863,

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