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Company K, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, forfeit to the United States ten dollars of his monthly pay for five months.
XXIX. Private GEORGE Cary, Company K, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volun
“Conduct to the Prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline.”' SPECIFICATION-In this : that the said George Cary, Company K, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, did, without authority, kill an ox belonging to the Sub• sistence Department of the United States Army, and for which Lieut. Frank Wells, A. C. S., U. S. A., is responsible. This at Camp Parapet, La., on or about the 22d day of August, 1862. The average cost of the cattle is $100 17 per head,
To which charge and specification the prisoner pleaded Guilty.
FINDING OF THE COURT.
The Court confirmed the plea of the prisoner, and do therefore sentence the said Private George Cary, Company K, 9th Connecticut Volunteers, to forfeit to the United States ten dollars of his monthly pay for eight months.
XXX. Private W. H. HUNTER, Company G, 1st Regiment Louisiana Volunteers.
“ Desertion.” SPECIFICATION IST—In this : that the said William H. Hunter, Company G, 1st Louisiana Volunteers, did absent himself from his regiment and company and quarters while serving punishment under guard for a like offense, on or about September 18th, 1862, and did remain absent until returned by military authorities, October 10th, 1862. This at Camp Kearny, October 11th, 1862.
SPECIFICATION 2D—In this : that he, Wm. H. Hunter, Company G, 1st Louisiana Volunteers, did enlist in the 26th Regiment Massachustets Volunteers and in the 2d Louisiana Regiment, and did absent himself from each without leave, and has, since absenting himself from his company, attempted to disguise himself by using several assumed names. This at Camp Kearny, October 11th, 1862.
To which charge and specifications the prisoner pleaded-
FINDING OF THE COURT.
Of the first specification-Guilty.
Of the second specification-Guilty, except to the words, “and in the 2d Louisiana Regiment, and did absent himself from each without leave."
of the charge-Guilty. And the Court does therefore pronounce sentence, by a vote of more than two
thirds of the members, that Private William H. Hunter, Company G, 1st Reginent Louisiana Volunteers, be shot to death, at such time and place as the Commanding General shall designate.
The proceedings of the Court Martial, in the foregoing cases, have been transmitted to the General Commanding the Department of the Gulf, and the following are his orders thereon : “ Proceedings, findings and sentences approved. The time and place of execution of sentences of death to be hereafter appointed.”
The Court Martial of which Lieut. Col. R. B. MERRITT, 75th Regiment New York Voluuteers, is President, is hereby adjourned.
By command of
R. 8. DAVIS, Capt, and A. A. A. G.
New Orleans, December 3, 1862.
At a Military Commission which convened at New Orleans, pursuant to Special Orders No. 221, from these Headquarters, and of which Col. HENRY W BIRGE, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, was president, were arraigned and tried :
I. WILLIAM GAUXT.
CHARGE--- Treason." SPECIFICATION--In this : that said William Gaunt did attempt to convey drugs and medicines without the lines of the United States Army, thus affording aid and comfort to the enemy. To which charge and specification the prisoner pleaded Not Guilty.
FINDING OF THE COMMISSION.
SENTENCE. That all the property, purchased by said William Gaunt for the purpose charged, be confiscated to the use of the Government of the United States, and that said William Gaunt be confined at hard labor on Ship Island during the war.
II. Joux P. HORR,
SPECIFICATION Ist-For that: being a citizen of the United States of America and owing allegiance thereto, the said John P. Horr, on or about the 24th of July, 1862, having heretofore been in rebellion against the said t'nited States, and having given his parole of honor as a prisoner of war, that he would not give any aid, countenance or assistance to any of the enemies of the United States of America, did pass without the lines of the armies of the United States to and within the lines of the armies of the Confederate States so called, and did then and there receive a pass from the General commanding at Camp Moore, La., to pass said lines to New Orleans and return, and did then and there undertake to convey to said Camp Noore medicines and Government supplies, interding thereby to give aid, countenance and support to the enemies of the United States aforesaid.
SPECIFICATION 2d-For that: being a citizen of the United States of America and owing allegiance thereto, the said John P. Horr, on or about the 24th July,
1862, having given and taken his parole as aforesaid, did pass and repass between the army of the United States aforesaid and the army arrayed against it, conveying goods, medicines and letters, and other aid, countenance and assistance to the enemies of the said United States, thereby violating his said parole so given and taken as aforesaid.
To which specifications the prisoner pleaded Not Guilty.
FINDING OF THE COMMISSION,
Of the first specification--Guilty.
And does therefore sentence that the prisoner, John P. Horr, be confined at hard labor, on Ship Island, during life, unless sooner discharged by the President of the United States.
The Commission is agreed on the above sentence, instead of a sentence of capital punishment, in consideration of the fact that the principal evidence for the conviction of the prisoner was derived from his own admission.
III. J. M. KOSTARBATER, Private of Company F, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.
CHARGE_" Insubordination." SPECIFICATION-—In this : that having repeatedly been warned to perform his duty as a baker at the St. James Hospital, did, on or about the 10th of August, most positively and insolently refuse to bake any bread, at a time when the lives of wounded soldiers were dependent upon the individual efforts of every employee of the hospital. To which charge and specification the prisoner pleaded Not Guilty.
FINDING OF THE COMMISSION.
IV. WILLIAM H. MARSHALL.
CHARGE-6 Treason." SPECIFICATION--- In this : that said William H. Marshall did convey medicines, provisions and letters without the lines of the United States forces, thus affording aid and comfort to the enemy. This on or about the 10th of May, 1862.