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on the expiration of said pass. This at or near New Orleans, La., on or about the 8th day of October, 1862.”

CHARGE 20-“ Absence without Leave.” Specification “ In this, that he, the said Sergeant William Clark, of Company A, 1st Artillery, having left his camp, as set forth in the specification of charge first, did remain absent, without leave, from three o'clock P. M., on the 8th, until the 12th day of October. All this at or near New Orleans, La., between the 8th and 12th day of October, 1862."

To which the accused pleaded as follows :
To the specification to the FIRST CHARGE – Guilty.”
To the FIRST CHARGE-“ Guilty."
To the specification to the SECOND CHARGE--- Guilty."
To the SECOND CHARGE—“ Guilty."

After mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, the Court finds the accused as follows:

Of the specification to the FIRST CHARGE—“ Guilty.”
Of the FIRST CHARGE_“ Guilty.”
Of the specification to the SECOND CHARGE-Guilty.

Of the SECOND CHARGE_" Guilty."
And does therefore sentence him “ to be reduced to the ranks."

II. Before a General Court Martial convened at the Headquarters Tiegular Artillery Battalion, Metairie Course, La., pursuant to Special Orders No. 476, of October 24th, 1862, from these Headquarters, and of which Capt. E. C. BAINBRIDGE, A. Q. M., is President, were arraigned and tried :

1. Private John McDonald, Company C, 20 Artillery.

CHARGE—“ Absence without Leave.” Specification“In this, that Private John McDonald, of Company C, 2d Artillery, having been released from confinement by the Provost Court for ab bence from his camp without permission on the night of the 11th October, 1862, aid again willfully absent himself from his company on the night of the 13th Ocí dober, 1862, and remain so absent until the 16th of October, 1862, about 8 o'clock, P. H. All this at or near Metairie Race-course, La.”'

To which the accused pleaded as follows:
To the specification“ Guilty.”'
To the CHARGE_" Guilty.”
The Court, after mature deliberation, finds the accused as follows:

Of the specification Guilty."

Of the CHARGE -- Guilty." And does therefore sentence him monthly pay for two months."

to forfeit to the United States seven dollars of his

2. Private Thomas Kelly, Company C, 20 Artillery.

CHARGE-- Absence without Leave.” Specification--" In this, that Private Thomas Kelly, of Company C, 2d Artillery, did absent himself from his company and camp, without proper permission, from retreat on the lith of October, 1862, until the 14th of October, 1862; this after having been absent before. All this at Metairie Race-course, La."

To which the accused pleaded as follows :
To the specification--"Guilty."
To the CHARGE-"Guilty.”
The Court, after mature deliberation, finds the accused as follows:
Of the specification“Guilty."

Of the CHARGE—" Guilty." And does therefore sentence him “ to forfeit to the United States seven dollars of his monthly pay for two months."

3. Private Thomas Byrnes, Company C, 20 Artillery.

CHARGE----- Absence without Leave." Specification--" In this, that be, Private Thomas Byrnes, of Company C, 2d Artillery, having left the camp of his company on pass, did fail to return to his company at the expiration of said pass, and did remain absent without leave from the evening of the 11th day of October, 1862, until the 16th day of October, 1862, about 7 clock, P. M. This at Metairie Race-course, La.”

To which the accused pleaded as follows :
To the specification—"Guilty."
To the CHARGE__ Guilty.”'
Thc : Court, after mature deliberation, finds the accused as follows:
Of / she specification --- Guilty.”'

Of 1 he CHARGE—" Guilty." And doe. i therefore sentence him * to forfeit to the United States seven dollars of his monthly r ay for one month."

4. Private » William H. Murphy, Company C, 20 Artillery.

CHARGE----- Absence without Leave.”: Specific alion-" In this, that Private William H. Murphy, of Company C, 20

Artillery, ud, without leave or anthority, absent himself from his company from retreat roll-call on the 11th of October, 1862, and remain absent until about tattoo roll-call on the 17th of October, 1862. All this at Metairie Ridge, New Orleans, La., on or about the 17th day of October, 1862.”'

To which the accused pleaded as follows:
To the specification--"Guilty."
To the CHARGE-"Guilty.”
The Court, after mature deliberation, finds the accused as follows:
Of the specification—“ Guilty."

Of the CHARGE-"Guilty." And does therefore sentence him " to forfeit to the United States eight dollars of his monthly pay for two months.

5 Private John Doyle, Company C, 2d Artillery.

CHARGE--- Absence without Leave.” Specification—" In this, that he, Private John Doyle, of Company C, 2d Artillery, did, without leave or authority, absent himself from his company, from retreat roll-call, on the 11th October, 1862, and remain absent until about tattoo roll-call, on the 17th October, 1862. All this at Metairie Ridge, New Orleans, La., on or about the 17th day of October, 1862.”'

To which the accused pleaded as follows:
To the specification-"Guilty.”
To the CHARGE"Guilty.”
The Court, after mature deliberation, finds the accused as follows:
Of the specification“ Guilty."

Of the CHARGE-_Guilty.” And does therefore sentence him “ to forfeit to the United States eight dollars of his monthly pay for two months."

6. Musician John Stoltz, Company A, Ist Artillery.

CHARGE 1st----- Absence without Leave." Specification--" In this, that he, Musician John Stoltz, of Company A, 1st Artillery, having obtained a pass from his commanding officer, from guard mounting until retreat on the 8th day of October, 1862, did remain absent from retreat on the 8th until the 11th day of October, 1862. This at or near New Orleans, La., on or between the Sth and 11th days of October, 1862.” CILARGE 22---- Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline.”

Specification—" In this, that he, Musician John Stoltz, of Company A, Ist Artillery, did, wben ordered by the First Sergeant of his company to return with him to his camp, fail to do so, and did make his escape from his First Sergeant while he (the First Sergeant) was endeavoring to arrest other prisoners of said company. This on or about the 10th day of October, 1862, at or near New Orleans, La.”

To which the accused pleaded as follows :
To the specification to the FIRST CHARGE-Guilty.”
To the FIRST CHARGE" Guilty.”
To the specification to the SECOND CHARGE-"Guilty.”'
To the SECOND CHARGE-"Guilty."
The Court, after mature deliberation, finds the accused as follows :
Of the specification to the FIRST CHARGE-"Guilty.”'
Of the FIRST CHARGE_" Guilty.”
Of the specification to the SECOND CHARGE--- Guilty.”'

Of the SECOND CHARGE— Guilty.” And does therefore sentence him “ to forfeit to the United States five dollars of his monthly pay for three months.''

7. Musician Henry Correll, Company A, 1st U. S. Artillery.

CHARGE Ist----" Absence without Leave." Specification-—" In this, that he, Musician Henry Correll, of Company A, ist Regiment U.S. Artillery, did leave the camp without the permission of his commanding officer, on the 8th day of October, and did remain absent from that until the evening of the 11th of October. This at or near New Orleans, La., between the days of the Sth and 11th of October, 1862.” CHARGE 20—“Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline.”

Specification"In this, that he, the said Musician Henry Correll, of the Company and Regiment aforesaid, having been found in the city of New Orleans, La., by the First Sergeant of his company, John J. Driscoll, and being ordered by the said First Sergeant to accompany him to his camp, did fail to do so. All this at or near New Orleans, La., between the 8th and 11th days of October, 1862.”

To which the accused pleaded as follows:
To the specification to the FIRST CHARGE--Guilty."
To the FIRST CHARGE-"Guilty."
To the specification to the SECOND CHARGE-- Guilty.”'
To the SECOND CHARGE—“ Guilty.”

The Court, after mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, finds the accused as follows:

Of the specification to the FIRST CHANGE--"Guilty.”.
Of the FIRST CHARGE--"Guilty."
Of the specification to the SECOND CHARGE-"Guilty."
of the SECOND CHARGE--· Guilty.”

And does therefore sentence him “ to forfeit to the United States five dollars of his monthly pay for three months.".

8. Private Timothy Kelly, Company A, 1st U.S. Artillery.

CHARGE--- Absence without Leave.” Specification--" In this, that he, Private Timothy Kelly, of Company A, 1st U.S. Artillery, did absent himself from his camp, without permission from proper authority, from the 9th until the 15th day of October, 1862. This at Metairie Course, La., between the 9th and 15th days of October, 1862."

To which the accused pleaded as follows:
To the specification--" Not Guilty.”'
To the CHARGE–“Guilty."

After mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, the Court finds the accused as follows:

of the specification-"Guilty," substituting the 11th of October for the 15th.

Of the CHARGE_“ Guilty.” And does therefore sentence him to forfeit seven dollars of his monthly pay for two. months.

9. Private David Ilaggerty, Company A, 1st U. S. Artillery.

CHARGE-- Absence without Leave.”' Specification" In this, that Private David Haggerty, of Company A, 1st Regiment U. S. Artillery, did absent himself from his camp from the 10th until the 15th day of October, 1862, without proper authority. This at Metairie Ridge, La., between the 10th and 15th days of October, 1862."

To which the accused pleaded as follows:
To the specification-"Guilty.”
To the CHARGE-"Guilty.”

The Court, after mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, finds the accused as follows:

Of the specification" Guilty.”

Of the CHARGE—“Guilty." And does therefore sentence him to forfeit to the United States seven dollars of his monthly pay for two months."'

10. Private Michael Gibbons, Company A, Ist Artillery.

CHARGE 1st--- Absence without Leave.”
Specification-_“In this, that he, Private Michael Gibbons, of Company A, 1st

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