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GENERAL ORDERS)

No. 32.

HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

19TH ARMY CORPS,

Opelousas, April 24, 1863.

In compliance with General Orders No. 82, of the 1st instant, from the War Department, Adjutant General's Office, ordering a general muster of all troops in the service of the United States, wheresoever they may be, to be made on the 10th of April, or as soon thereafter as practicable, it is hereby ordered that said muster be made throughout this Department on the 30th instant, being the next regular muster day, and that one additional copy of the muster rolls for that day be immediately forwarded direct to the Adjutant General of the Army, for use by the Provost Marshal General in making drafts to fill up the regiments and batteries to the proper complement.

Commanders of Divisions and Brigades will see that their commands are mustered as above required, that special care is taken in preparing these rolls, and that they are promptly forwardeil.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BANKS :

RICHARD B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant General.

OFFICIAL:

Aide-de-Camp.

GENERAL ORDERS )

HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF TH HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, 19TH ARMY CORPS.

April 25, 1863.

No. 33.

1. Before a General Court Martial, convened at Carrollton, Louisiana, pursuant to General Orders No. 24, of 28th Febrnary, 1863, from the Headquarters Emory's Division, and of which Lieutenant Colonel John A. Foster, 175th New York Volunteers, is President, were arraigned and tried :

1. Assistant Surgeon Floyer G. Kittredge, 31st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers.

CHARGE--Absence wilhout Leave." SPECIFICATION 1st—" In this, that he, Assistant Surgeon Floyer G. Kittredge, from the morning of the 13th day of March, A. D. 1863, until 12 o'clock of the 14th day of March, A. D. 1863, did absent himself from his regiment without permission from proper anthority, said regiment then being in the field. This on the march from Baton Rouge to Port Hudson, La."

SPECIFICATION 20—“In this, that he, the said Assistant Surgeon Floyer G. Kittredge, from the afternoon of the 14th March, A. D. 1863, until the morning of the 17th March, A. D. 1863, did continuously absent himself from his regiment, without permission from proper authority, and against special orders from his regimental commander, said regiment then being in the field, supposed to be in the immediate presence of the enemy, and doing picket duty some four miles from the main body of the army. This at and in the vicinity of Cypress Bayou, La.”

To which charge and specifications the accused pleaded—“Not Guilty.”

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

Of the 1st specification—“ Guilty.“
Of the 2d specification—“Guilty.”

Of the charge—Guilty." And does therefore sentence him, Floyer G. Kittredge, Assistant Surgeon 31st Massachusetts Volunteers, “ to be cashiered.”

2. Captain William C. Morris, 133d Regiment New York Volunteers.

CHARGE 1st_“ Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military discipline." SPECIFICATION 1st-_“In this, that he, the said Captain William C. Morris, Company H, 1330 Regiment New York Volunteerswhen ordered by his commanding officer not to reply to him in the ranks, did make use of the following expressions in a loud and contemptuous tone, whenever you address me I shall answer you whenever and wherever I damn please,' or words to that effect. All this at brigade drill, near Camp Banks, Baton Rouge, March 13th, 1863."

SPECIFICATION 20-“ In this, that he, the said Captain William C. Morris, Company H, 133d Regiment New York Volunteers, when ordered by his commanding officer to return to his quarters under arrest, did violently throw his sword in the direction of his commanding officer, adding, there is my sword; damn it, take it, or words to that effect. All this at brigade drill, near Camp Banks, Baton Rouge, March 13th, 1863.:'

SPECIFICATION 3d—“In this, that he, the said Captain William C. Morris. Company II, 1330 Regiment New York Volunteers, when again ordered by his commanding officer to return to his quarters, did pick up his sword and follow his command" ing officer, and in a loud and contemptuous manner did insist on his commanding officer receiving his sword. All this at brigade drill, near Camp Banks, Baton Rouge, March 13th, 1863.”

CHARGE 2d-_- Sleeping out of Camp without permission." SPECIFICATION-_- In this, that he, the said Captain William C. Morris, Company H, 1330 Regiment New York Volunteers, did absent himself from camp, without permission of his commanding officer. All this in presence of the enemy, in Camp, fourteen miles from Port Hudson, on the night of the 15th March, or the morning of the 16th March, 1863.".

CHARGE 3d-—Breach of Arrest.SPECIFICATION--". In this, that he, the said Captain William C. Morris, Company H, 1338 Regiment New York Volunteers, did absent himself from camp while under arrest, and without permission of his commanding officer. All this in camp, fourteen miles from Port Hudson, on the night of the 15th March, or the morning of the 16th March, 1863. "

To which charges and specifications the accused pleaded as follows:
To the specifications to the 1st charge and the 1st charge-_-“ Not Guilty."
To the specification to the 2d charge and the 2d charge—“Guilty."
To the specification to the 3d charge and the 3d charge-_- Not Guilty.”'

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

Of the 1st specification to the 1st charge-_“ Guilty.''
Of the 2d specification to the 1st charge-_“ Guilty.”
Of the 3d specification to the 1st charge--- Guilty.”
Of the 1st charge--"Guilty.”
Of the specification to the 2d charge--"Guilty.”'
Of the 2d charge--"Guilty.”
Of the specification to the 3d charge-"Guilty" sore .. ,

Of the 3d charge-"Guilty." And does therefore sentence him, Captain William C. Morris, 13:30 Regiment New York Volunteers, " to be cashiered."

3. 20 Lieutenant George D. Wiseburne, 1330 Regiment New York Volunteers. CHARGE 1st--" Using contemptuous and disrespectful language against the President of

the United States." SPECIFICATION—" In this, that he, the said George D. Wiseburne, 2d Lieutenant 1330 Regiment New York Volunteers, did use the following disrespectful words against the President of the United States, to wit: The Executive has seen proper to make it (the army) the emancipation of the negro slaves. This at Baton Rouge, La., on or about the 4th day of February, 1863." CHARGE 2d--- Behaving himself with contempt anul disrespect to ourıls his Commanding

Officer.SPECIFICATION— In this, that be, the said George D. Wiseburne, 2d Lieutenant 133d Regiment New York Volunteers, did bebave himself with disrespect towards the President, the Commander-in Chief of the Army of the United States, by using the following words, to wit : • The Executive has seen proper to make it (the army) the emancipation of the negro slaves.' This at Baton Rouge, La., on or about the Ith day of February, 1863."

CHARGE 3d -_- Conduct to the prejuice of Good Order and Military Discipline."

SPECIFICATION—“ In this, that the said George D. Wiseburne, 21 Lieutenant 1330 Regiment New York Volunteers, did, in tendering his resignation, use the following words : 'I humbly beg to decline serving any longer in the Volunteer Army of the United States,' he having stated as reasons the following, to wit: The Executive has seen proper to make it (the army) the emancipation of the negro slaves,' and “he has seen fit by his recent proclamation to say that all colored persons, of good condition, will be received into the armed service of the United States, thus making the negro my equal, all of wbich is to the prejudice of good order and military discipline. This at Baton Rouge, La., on or about the 4th day of February, 1863.")

To which the accused pleaded as follows:

To the specification to the 1st charge-- Not Guilty to so much as is contained in brackets (the army.)”.

To the 1st charge__“ Not Guilty.”

To the specification to the second charge—“ Not Guilty to so much as is contained in brackets (the army.)”.

To the 2d charge-Not Guilty.”

To the specification to the 3d charge.-“ Not Guilty to so much as is contained in brackets (the army.)"

To the 3d charge--- Not Guilty.”.. .. .

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