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The following named regiments and corps will embark, commencing at --2., and in the following order. On board ship Great Republic-
21st Regiment Indiana Volunteers ;
6th Regiment Michigan Volunteers. On board steamer Mississippi-
26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers ;
9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers ;
24 Vermont Battery. On board ship North America-
30th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers ;
12th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers. III. The atuount of provisions, baggage, etc., to be carried by the troops will be the same as heretofore designated in General Orders No. 8, current series. No knapsack will be unslung during embarkation or disembarkation, or on board a lighter in going to or from any transport.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAT, BUTLER :
GEO. C. STRONG,
Assistant Adjutant General,
Ship Island, April 12, 1862.
The Major General Commanding desires publicly to testify his appreciation of the gallant courage and good conduct of the 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, Col. Cahill commanding, and a section of the 6th Massachusetts Battery, under Capt. Everett, in the recent expedition to Biloxi and Pass Christian, as exhibited by the report of the Staff officers in command of that expedition.
Of their bravery in the field he felt assured ; but another quality, more trying to the soldier, claims his admiration.
After having been for months subjected to the privations necessarily incident to camp life upon this island, these well disciplined soldiers, although for many hours in full possession of two rebel villages, filled with what to them were most desirable luxuries, abstaining from the least unauthorized interference with private property, and all molestation of peaceable citizens.
This behavior is worthy of all praise. It robs war of half its horrors-it teaches our enemies how much they have been misinformed, by their designing leaders, as to the character of our soldiers and the intention of our Government-it gives them a lesson and an example in humanity and civilized warfare much needed, however little it may be followed.
The General Commanding commends the action of the men of this expedition to every soldier in this Department. Let it be imitated by all in the towns and cities we occupy, a living witness that the United States soldier fights only for the Union, the Constitution and the enforcement of the laws.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER :
GEO. C. STRONG,
Assistant Adjutant General.
Ship Islanıl, April 14, 1862.
At the General Court Martial, which convened at Ship Island, Miss., pursuant to Special Orders No. 15, of March 29, 1862, from these Headquarters, and of which Col. N. A. M. DUDLEY, 30th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, is President, wero arraigned and tried :
I. Capt. M. B. FESSENDEN, of Company I, 12th Regiment Maine Volunteers.
CHARGE. “ Drunkenness while on duty, in violation of the 45th Article of War." SPECIFICATION--In this : that Capt. M. B. Fessenden, of Company I, 12th Regiment Maine Volunteers, was, on the 1st day of March, 1862, detailed as regimental officer of the day, and between the hours of 5 o'clock and 8 o'clock P. M., of that date, was found to be so much intoxicated as to render him unfit for duty. This at Ship Island, the 1st day of March, 1862.
To which charge and specification the accused pleaded as follows:
FINDING OF THE COURT. The Court, after mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, finds the accused, as follows:
Of the specification--Guilty.
II. Private Joux DOWNEY, of Company A, Massachusetts Independent Volunteer
* Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military discipline.”' SPECIFICATION—In this : that Private John Downey, of Company A, Massachusetts Independent Volunteer Cavalry, did strike his superior officer, Lieut. Edward E. H. Sturtevant, of Company C, Massachusetts Independent Volunteer Cavalry,