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the Court, orders him to be discharged from the service ; and in the cases of Nicholas Doyle, Company D, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, that the sentence be not carried out till further orders, and that he be sent, in the meantime, to hard labor at Fort Jackson.

III. The General Court Martial, of which Lieut. Col. JOHN A. KEITH, is President, is dissolved.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER :

R. S. DAVIS,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant Generai.

No. 53.

Vero Orleans, July 30, 1862.

At the General Court Martial, which convened at New Orleans, La., j ursuant to Special Orders No. 136, of June 24th, 1862, from these Headquarters, and of which Lieutenant Colonel KIMBALL, 12th Regiment Maine Volunteers, is President, were arraigned and tried :

1. Captain E. W. Thompson, 1st Battery Maine Volunteers,

CHARGE FIRST.

Conduct unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman.SPECIFICATION--In this : that Capt. E. W. Thompson, of the 1st Maine Battery, was, on or about the night of the 13th of June, 1862, in the city of New Orleans, drunk ; and that, while intoxicated, he, Capt. E. W. Thompson, of the 1st Maine Battery, did enter the company grounds of said Battery, at Tivoli Circle, New Orleans, and did there and then, by his disgraceful and unsoldierly conduct, demean himself before the officers and soldiers then and there present.

CHARGE SECOND.

General Neglect of Duty." SPECIFICATION—In this : that Capt. E. W. Thompson, of the 1st Maine Battery, has wilfully neglected the duties which have devolved upon him as commander of said Battery, leaving almost the entire command to inferior officers, seldom visiting the company grounds, except when intoxicated ; and that the discipline of said company or Battery is impeded and undermined by a system of favoritism, which excludes some from deserved punishment, and others even from the ordinary routine of duty, all of which has a bad effect on the good order and discipline of the camp.

To which charges and specifications the prisoner pleaded Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

Of the specification of the first charge-Not Guilty.
Of the first charge-Not Guilty.
Of the specification of the second charge--Not Guilty.
Of the second charge-Not Guilty.

And the Court does therefore acquit him.
II. Lieutenant CORRIDON D. Smith, of the 2d Battery Vermont Volunteers.

CHARGE.

Conduct unbecoming an Oficer and a Gentleman." SPECIFICATION 1st-In this : that the said Corridon D. Smith, of the 2d Vermont Battery, while stationed at Ship Island, Mississippi, on or about the 12th day of

March last, did take, or cause to be taken, and did appropriate to his own use, from the transport ship Idaho, while lying in the harbor at Ship Island, Mississippi, a quantity of company stores belonging to the United States Government, viz : flour, bacon, tea, sugar, candles, etc.

SPECIFICATION 2d--In this : that the said Corridon D. Smith did unlawfully draw more rations than men under his command, and appropriate the same to his own private use, while stationed at the Customhouse, New Orleans, from May 3, 1862. to on or about May 30, 1862.

SPECIFICATION 3d In this : that the said Corridon D. Smith did draw rations from the mess of his Battery, and did mess with them, to the prejudice of good order and discipline. This from the 3d of May, 1862, to on or about May 30, 1862.

To which charges and specifications the accused pleaded as follows:
To the first specification--Not Guilty.
To the second specification-Not Guilty.
To the third specification-Not Guilty.
To the charge-Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

The Court having maturely weighed and considered the evidence, both on the side of the prosecution and of the accused, is of the opinion that the said Corridon D. Smith, Lieutenant, 2d Battery Vermont Volunteers, is-

Of the first specification-Not Guilty.
Of the second specification- Guilty.
Of the the third specification--Guilty.

Of the charge---Guilty.
And does therefore sentence the said Corridon D. Smith, Lieutenant, 2d Battery
Vermont Volunteers, to be dismissed from the service.

III. FRANCIS C. WILLIAMS, Chaplain 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers.

CHARGE FIRST.

Disobedience of Orders." SPECIFICATION 1st-In this : that the said Francis C. Williams, Chaplain Sth Regiment Vermont Volunteers, having, by order of Col. Stephen Thomas, commanding 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, been left in charge of a detachment of sick soldiers, at Ship Island, on the 6th day of May, 1862, with instructions to be vigilant in the discharge of his duties, to draw the necessary and proper rations for the men left under his command, neglected, after one day, to pay any attention to the duties assigned him ; that he did not attend to drawing rations as ordered, and entirely disregarded his instructions in every particular, from which neglect the men were made to suffer and military order set at defiance.

SPECIFICATION 2d—In this : that in violation of orders, he left his post at Ship Island, on or about the 13th of May, without making any provision whatever for

drawing rations for said sick soldiers, (he being the only person authorized to draw said rations,) and proceeded to Camp Parapet, where he remained for several days, and did not report himself to the commanding officer of his regiment for three days after having arrived within the immediate vicinity of his regimental quarters, thus manifesting an entire disregard both for the duties he had left undone and all prospective duties that might arise when at his proper post. This at Ship Island, on or about the 13th of May, 1862.

CILARGE SECOND.

Violation of the 4th, 420 and 44th Articles of War." SPECIFICATION-- In this : that the said Francis C. Williams, Chaplain 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, did “ absent himself from the duties assigned him ” without sufficient cause, did “ lie out of his quarters or camp without leave from his superior officer, and did go from the place of rendezvous without leave from his commanding officer, before he was regularly dismissed or relieved." This at Ship Island, Miss., on or about the 13th of May, 1862.

To which charges and specifications the accused pleaded as follows:
To the first specification of first charge--Not Guilty.
To the second specification of the first charge---Not Guilty.
To the first charge--Not Guilty,
To the specification of the second charge--Not Guilty.
To the second charge--Not Guilty.

After mature deliberation on the testimony adduced, the Court finds the prisoner as follows:

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

IV. Private DANIEL McKay, Company F, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.

CHARGE FIRST.

Drunkenness." SPECIFICATION Ist-In this : that the said Daniel McKay, Private Company F, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, was intoxicated, on the 12th day of July, 1862, at New Orleans, La.

CHARGE SECOND.

66 Absence without Leave." SPECIFICATION 1st - In this : that the said Daniel McKay, private in Company F, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, did absent himself from and lie out of his quarters, without leave from his superior officer, from July 12th to July 14th, 1862. This at New Orleans, Louisiana, on or about that day.

To which charges and specifications the prisoner pleaded--
To the specification of first charge--Not Guilty.
To the first charge--Not Guilty.
To the specification of the second charge--Not Guilty.
To the second charge-Not Guilly.

FINDING OF THE COURT. The Court, having maturely weighed and considered the evidence adduced in support of it, is of opinion that Daniel McKay. a private of Company F, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, is--

Of the specification of the first charge--Guilty.
Of the first charge--Guilty.
Of the specification of the second charge-Not Guilty.

Of the second charge--Not Guilty. And does therefore sentence the said Daniel McKay, private in Company F, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, to forfeit to the United States his monthly pay for two months, and be confined, at hard labor, at Fort Jackson, for the same period, to wit, two months.

V. First Lieutenant JOSEPH R. SALLA, 4th Massachusetts Battery.

CHARGE FIRST.

Violation of the 9th Article of War." SPECIFICATION 1st---In this : that he, Lieut. Joseph R. Salla, of the 4th Battery Massachusetts Volunteers, did, with uplifted sabre, threaten a guard which had just arrested a drunken soldier, and when ordered away by his superior officer, Capt. Manning, 4th Battery Vermont Volunteers, and Capt. Holcomb, 2d Battery Vermont Volunteers, did refuse to go, and did threaten the said officers with uplifted sabre and furious gestures, and dared them to come on and fight with him. This in the city of New Orleans, on or about May 4th, 1862.

CHARGE SECOND.

Conduct unbecoming an Oficer, and to the prejudice of Military Discipline.

SPECIFICATION 1st---In this : that he, Lieut. Joseph R. Salla, of the 4th Battery Massachusetts Volunteers, did, on the 4th day of May, 1862, interfere in a violent and threatening manner, by lifting up his sabre and threatening to strike several members of the guard, who had arrested Private Frederick Taylor, of the 4th Battery Massachusetts Volunteers, who was intoxicated. This at New Orleans, La.

SPECIFICATION 2d-In this : that he, Lieut. Joseph R. Salla, when ordered by Capt. C. H. Manning, of the 4th Battery Massachusetts Volunteers, to desist and retire, did lift up his sabre in a violent manner, and threatened and dared the said Capt. C. H. Manning to come on, and refused to leave. This in the public streets of New Orleans, La., on the 4th day of May, 1862, at mid-day.

To which charges and specifications the prisoner pleadeil---Not Guilty.

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