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To the specification to the SECOND CHARGE-"Guilty.”
To the SECOND CHANGE-—“ Guilty.”
The Court, after mature deliberation, finds the prisoner 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 seven dollars of his monthly pay for one month.:

20. Private Owen McCann, Company F, Ist U. S. Artillery. CHARGE 1st“ Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline.”

Specification---- In this, that said Private Owen McCann, of Company F, 1st U. 9. Artillery, having a pass from his commanding officer until tattoo on the evening of the 11th of October, 1862, did fail to report at his company and quarters at the expiration of said pass. This at or near the camp, at Metairie Race-course, La.”

CHARGE 20-- Absence without Leave." Specification--" In this, that said Private Owen McCann, of Company F, 1st U. S. Artillery, did absent himself from company and quarters, and remained absent from the evening of the 11th of October, 1862, until the evening of the 17th of October, 1862. This between the 11th and the 17th of October, 1862, at or near the camp at Metairie Race-course, 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."

21. Private Hugh Kelly, Company F, 1st U. S. Artillery.

CHARGE-- Absence without Leave." Specification—“In this, that said Private Hugh Kelly, of Company F, 1.st: U.,8. Artillery, did absent himself from company and quarters, withont.permission from

his commanding officer, and remained absent from the evening of the 12th of October, 1862, until the evening of the 17th of October, 1862. This between the 12th and 17th of October, 1862, at or near the camp 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."

22. Private Edward J. Ward, Company F, 1st Artillery. CHARGE 1st Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline.”

Specification--" In this, that he, Private Edward J. Ward, of Company F, 1st Artillery, was found at the bar of the Greenwood House, in an intoxicated state, and in company with a sentinel deserting post, paying for "drinks." This about ten o'clock P. M., on the 26th of October, 1862." CHARGE 20-“ Disrespect and Contempt of an Officer in the execution of his duty."

Specification—"In this, that Private Edward J. Ward, of company and regiment aforesaid, having been found as set forth in the specification to the first charge, did, on the way to the guard-house, repeatedly halt and place himself before the Officer of the Guard, menacing him and saying, “ I am not drunk; you have no right to confine me. I am as good a man as you are, and I'll fight you a fist fight, or any other way.” And did further, in the presence of the guard, use towards the Officer of the Guard, when directing the Sergeant of the Guard to gag him, the prisoner, highly indecent and obscene language. All this at Metairie Course, La., on or about the evening of the 26th of October, 1862.”

To which the accused pleaded as follows :
To the specification to the FIRST CHARGE--- Not Guilty."
To the FIRST CHARGE-_Not 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 CHARGE_-"Guilty," excepting the words, “paying for drinks."

Of the FIRST CHARGE—“Guilty.”
Of the specification to the SECOND CHARGE--"Guilty.”
Of the SECOND (HARGE- Guilty.”

And does therefore sentence him to forfeit to the United States seven dollars of his monthly pay for three months, and to be confined, in charge of the guard, wearing a twenty-four pound ball attached to his left leg by a chain, for two months.

23. Private Alfred G. Prince, Company A, 1st U. S. Artillery. CHARGE Ist—"Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline."

Specification--" In this, that he, Alfred G. Prince, a private in Company A, 1st U.S. Artillery, did become so drunk as not to be able to perform the duties of a soldier properly. This at or near Metairie Race-course, La., on or about the morning of the 26th of October, 1862.”

CHARGE 20-— Drunkenness on Guard." Specification---- In this, that he, Private Alfred G. Prince, of company and regiment aforesaid, being duly detailed for guard, and being duly posted on post as a sentinel, did become so drunk as to be unable to perform the duties of a sentinel. This at or near Metairie Race-course. La., on or about the 26th 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 matare 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 seven dollars of his monthly pay for six months, and to be confined at hard labor, in charge of the guard, wearing a twenty-four pound ball attached to his left leg for a period of two months.

24. Private John Williams, Company C, 20 Artillery.

CHARGE—“ Desertion of Post.” Specification---- In this, that he, Private John Williams, of Company C, 2d Artillery, having been regularly mounted on guard, and regularly posted as a sentinel on the post in front of the Half-way House, was found absent from his post and at the bar of the Greenwood House, on the opposite side of the Canal, with a bottle of whisky in his possession and intoxicated. All this at Metairie Ridge, La., between 9} and 102 o'clock, on the evening of the 26th of October, 1862.”

To which the accused pleaded as follows :

To the specification--"Guilty.”
To the CHARGE_“ Not 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 eight dollars of his monthly pay for six months, and to wear a trenty.four pound ball attached to his left leg by a chain, for a period of two months, in charge of the guard."

-25. Private Daniel O'Sullivan, Company C, 20 Artillery.

CHARGE— Absence without Leave." : Specification---" In this, that he, Private Daniel O'Sullivan, of Company C, 20 Artillery, 'did; without leave or authority, absent himself from his company at tattoo roll-call, on the 29th day of October, 1862, and did remain abser.t until about six o'clock P. M., on the 31st day of October, 1862. All this at Metairie Race-course, New Orleans, La., on or about the 31st 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 six dollars of his monthly pay for two months."

26. Private John Cunningham, Company A, 1st U. S. Artillery. .

CHARGE-- Absence without Leave." Specification--"In this, that Private John Cunningham, of Company A, 1st U. S. Artillery, did leave his camp at Metairie Ridge, La., without permission from proper authority, between the hours of 7 and 8 o'clock p. m., on the 29th of October, and did remain ahsent until 6 o'clock P. M., on the 31st of October, 1862--he having been tried for an offense of a like nature within the last two weeks. This at Metairie Ridge, La., between the 29th and 31st 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 monthly pay for two months."

to forfeit to the United States seven dollars of his

III. In the case of Private Adolphus Marion, Company F, 1st U. S. Artillery, the specification is defective in not stating the time of commission. As it must have been ignorance of the law on the part of the accused alone which prevented his excepting to so gross an omission, the proceedings in this case are not approved, and the said Private Adolphus Marion, Company F, Ist C. S. Artillery, will be returned to duty accordingly. The same is true in regard to the specification to the 2d charge in the case of Private Patrick Dorsey, Company F, 1st U. S. Artillery. That part of the proceedings is therefore disapproved. The sentence in his case is mitigated to the forfeiture to the United States of eight dollars of his monthly pay for one month. The proceedings in the other cases are confirmed. On the recommendation of the Court, and for the reasons given, the sentences in the cases of Privates Owen McCann and Hugh Kelly, Company F, Ist U. S. Artillery, are remitted. They will be returned to duty accordingly. The sentences in the remaining cases will be carried into execution.

IV. The General Courts Martial, of which Captain R. C. DURYEA, 1st Artillery, and Captain E. C. BAINBRIDGE, A. Q. M., are Presidents, are dissolved.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BANKS :

RICHARD B. IRWIN,

Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Adjutant General. OFFICIAL :

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