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knocking him down, and at the same time kicking him. This wbile in the discharge of his duty as officer of the day, at Ship Island, Miss., on or about the 10th day of March, 1862. To which charge and specification the accused pleaded Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT. After mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, the Court, linds the prisoner as follows:

Of the specification--Guilty.
Of the charge-Guilty.

SENTENCE.

And the Court does therefore sentence him, Private John Downey, of Company A, Massachusetts Independent Volunteer Cavalry, to forfeit all pay and allowances that are now, or may become due him, for six months, except the present just dues of the sutler ; to wear a ball weighing eighteen pounds attached to his left leg by a chain four feet long, and to be confined, in charge of the guard, at hard labor, for the same period, on this island, or at the next military post; and at the expiration of the sentence, to be drummed out of the service.

III. Private PETER Smith, of Company E, 30th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers.

CHARGE.

" Stealing." SPECIFICATION 1st-In this : that Private Peter Smith, of Company E, 30th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, on or about the 15th day of March, 1862, stole a knife belonging to Michael Walsh, of Company E, of said regiment. This at Ship Island, Miss., at or about the time specified.

SPECIFICATION 2d--In this: that Private Peter Smith, of Company E, 30th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, on or about the 16th March, 1862, stole a coathook, the property of Lieut. Wm. II. Gardner, of Company E, 30th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers. This at Ship Island, on or about March 16th, 1862. To which charge and specifications the accused pleaded Not Guitly.

FINDING OF THE COURT. The Court, after mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, finds the prisoner as follows:

Of the first specification---Not Guilty.
Of the second specification--Not Guilty.
Of the charge.--Not Guilty.
And the Court does therefore acquit him.

IV. Private GEORGE Younks, of Company E, 12th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.

CHARGE. “ Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline." SPECIFICATION--In this : that Private George Younks, of Company E, 12th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, when upon a fatigue party, ordered by the Colonel of the regiment, did use language against said Colonel of a violent, abusive and revengeful character. This at Ship Island, on or about March 26th, 1862. To which charge and specification the accused pleaded Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.
After mature deliberation, the Court confirms the plea of the prisoner.

SENTENCE.
And the Court does sentence him, Private George Younks, of Company E, 12th
Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, to forfeit ten dollars of his monthly pay for one
month.

V. Private Joshua BARKER, of Company B. 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.

CHARGE.

** Violation of the 461h Article of War.” SPECIFICATION—In this : that Private Joshua Barker, of Company B, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, on or about the 19th day of December, 1861, while posted as a sentinel, did quit his post and go to sleep. This at Ship Island, Miss. To which charge and specification the accused pleaded Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT. After mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, the Court finds the prisoner as follows:

Of the specification-Not Guilty.
Of the charge--Not Guilty.
The Court does therefore acquit him.

VI. Private ALBERT WOODWARD, of Company E, 1th Regiment Wisconsin Volun. teers.

CHARGE. “ Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline." SPECIFICATION 1st-In this : that Private Albert Woodward, of Company E, 4th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, did, while on duty, in the ranks of his company, talk and laugh.

SPECIFICATION 20-In this : that Corporal L. W. Hillyar, of said company, having commanded Private Albert Woodward, of Company E, 4th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, while on duty, to hold his peace, said Private Albert Woodward

returned answer in the words following, to wit: “Mind your business I was not
talking to you," or words to that effect; and also used obscene and disrespectful
language, not proper to report. All this at Ship Island, Miss., on or about March
21st, 1862.
To which charge and specification the prisoner pleaded Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.
After mature deliberation, the Court confirms the plea of the prisoner.

SENTENCE. And the Court does sentence him, Private Albert Woodward, of Company E, 4th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, to forfeit ten dollars of his monthly pay for one month, and to be confined, in charge of the guard, at hard labor, for the same period, to date from the date of his confinement.

VII. Private ELEAZER POTTER, of Company C, 12th Regiment Maine Volunteers.

CHARGE. Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline." SPECIFICATION— In this : that Private Eleazer Potter, of Company C, 12th Regiment Maine Volunteers, did use insulting language to, and did refuse to obey the orders of his superior officer. This at Ship Island, Miss., on or about the 25th day of March, 1862. To which charge and specification the accused pleaded Guilty,

FINDING OF THE COURT.
After mature deliberation, the Court confirms the plea of the prisoner.

SENTENCE. And the Court does sentence him, Private Eleazer Potter, of Company C, 12th Regiment Maine Volunteers, to forfeit five dollars of his monthly pay for one month, and to be confined, in charge of the guard, ten days, at hard labor, confinement to date from the original confinement. The Court is thus lenient on account of the previous good character of the prisoner, as proved by his company commander.

VIII. Private RICHARD M. GOODSEL, of Company B, 12th Regiment Connecticut Vol. unteers.

CHARGE. * Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline.” SPECIFICATION--In this : that Private Richard M. Goodsel, of Company B, 12th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, acted in an insubordinate and unsoldierlike manner in his tent, and upon being ordered by Corporal George M. Benton to quit, did fail to do so, and at the same time did use profane and insulting language to said Corporal George M. Benton. All this at Ship Island, Miss., on or about the 20th day of March, 1862,

To which charge and specification the accused pleaded Guilty.

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Alter mature deliberation, the Court confirms the plea of the prisoner.

SENTENCE And the Court does sentence him, Private Richard M. Goodsel, of Company B, 12th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, to forfeit ten dollars of his monthly pay for three months, and to be confined in charge of the guard twenty days; the continement to date from the date of bis original confinement.

IX. Private MICHAEL. LYmt, of Company 1.9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers,

(HLARGE.

- Disobilience of Orlers." SPECIFICATION--In this: that be, Private Michael Lynch, of Company A. 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, did, when ordered to go on guard duty by his Orderly Sergeant, refuse to obey said orders. This at Ship Island, Miss., on or about the 15th day of March, 1862. To which charge and specification the accused pleaded Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.
After mature deliberation, the Court confirms the plea of the prisoner.

SENTENCE. And the Court does sentence him, Private Michael Lynch, of Company A, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, to forfeit ten dollars of his monthly pay for two months, and to be confined at hard labor for twenty days from the date of original confinement.

X. Private PATRICK MAHONEY, of Company A. 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.

CHARGE - Conduct to the prejudice of Good Orler and Military Discipline." SPECIFICATION--- In this : that he, Private Patrick Mahoney, of Company A, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, did, while in the ranks on company drill, strike Private James Graham on the head with his musket. This at Ship Island, Miss., on or about the 15th day of March, 1862. To which charge and specification the accused pleaded Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.
After mature deliberation, the Conrt confirms the plea of the prisoner.

SENTENCE. And the Court does sentence him, Private Patrick Mahoney, of Company A, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, to forfeit to the United States the sum of five dollars of his pay for one month, and to be confined in charge of the guard twenty days from the date of his original confinement,

XI. Private Hugh McInnis, of Company K, 12th Regiment Maine Volunteers.

CHARGE. Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline.SPECIFICATION--In this : that he, Private Hugh McInnis, of Company K, 12th Regiment Maine Volunteers, did, while in a state of intoxication, arm himself with a bayonet, and threaten and defy his commanding officer ; and further, did use profane and insulting language towards him, while said commanding officer was trying to get him to return to his quarters, to avoid further disturbance. This at Ship Island, Miss., at or near the cook-house of said Compary K, 12th Regiment Maine Volunteers, about 5. o'clock, P. M., on or about March 26th, 1862. To which charge and specification the accused pleaded Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT. After mature deliberation on the testimony adduced, the Court finds the prisoner as follows:

Of the specification--Guilty.
Of the charge--Guilty.

SENTENCE. And the Court does sentence him, the said Private Hugh McInnis, of Company K, 12th Regiment Maine Volunteers, to be kept in confinement ten days, and to forfeit ten dollars of his monthly pay for one month ; confine:nent to date from the day of his original arrest.

XII. Private JAMES ADAMS, of Company I, 13th Regiment Maine Volunteers. .

CHARGE FIRST.

Disobedience of Orders." SPECIFICATION--In this : that Private James Adams. of Company I, 13th Regiment Maine Volunteers, on or about the 2d day of March, 1862, on board the transport steamer Mississippi, at Port Royal, S. C., being ordered by Capt. E. P. Hollister, of Company A, 31st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, the captain commanding the guard, to go below decks, did then and there refuse to do so, thereby disobeying the lawful commands and orders of the said Hollister.

CHARGE SECOND.

- Violation of the 9th Article of War." SPECIFICATION--In this : that he, the said Private James Adams, of Company I, 13th Regiment Maine Volunteers, did, on or about the 20 day of March, 1862, on board the transport steamer Mississippi, at Port Royal, S. C., seize by the throat the said Capt. E. P. Hollister, while he was in the execntion of his vffice as captain of the guard.

To which charges and specifications the prisoner pleaded Not Guilty.

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