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command. This on Bayou Lafourche, near Donaldsonville, Louisiana, on or about the 13th of July, 1863.”

To all of which charges 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 to the 1st cbarge-"Guilty, except as to the words · bis superior officer,' in the fifth line ; also, the word ' his,' in the seventh line ; also, the word “superior,' in the eighth line.”

Of the 2d specification to the 1st charge--" Not Guilty."
Of the 1st charge—“Guilty.”'
Of the specification to the 2d charge_“ Guilty.”'

Of the 2d charge--- Guilty.”!
And does therefore sentence him, Colonel Joseph S. Morgan, 90th Regiment New
York Volunteers, “ to be cashiered, and utterly disqualified from holding any office
or employment under the Government of the United States."

II. Before a General Court Martial convened at the city of New Orleans on the 27th day of March, 1863, pursuant to Special Orders No. 80, current series, from these Headquarters, and of which Lieutenant Colonel R. FITZGIBBONS 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, is President, was arraigned and tried :

Cardinal H. Conant, late Provost Marshal for the Parishes of St. Bernard and

Plaquemines, Louisiana.

HARGE FIRST.

Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline." SPECIFICATION—.“ In this, that the said Cardinal H. Conant did assume the rank and title of Captain in the United States service, and did wear the uniform of such rank publicly, and did sign himself Captain 31st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers when he was not in fact entitled so to do, he (said Conant) never having received a commission as officer in the said service or in said 31st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers. All this between the 1st day of December, 1862, and the 1st day of Marcb, 1863, at New Orleans.”

CHARGE SECOND.

Disobedience of Orders.. SPECIFICATION Ist—" In this, that the said C. H. Conant did violate General Orders No. 113, of December 20, 1862, from Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, in that he did grant, in his capacity of Provost Marshal, permits to parties to travel or trade beyond the lines. All this on or about the 10th of January, 1863."

• SPECIFICATION 2d—“In this, that he, in his capacity of Provost Marshal of the Parishes of St. Bernard and Plaquemines, did, in violation of said order, charge and

receive fees for granting permits to trade or travel beyond the lines. All this at his office of Provost Marshal, on or about the 10th of January, 1863."

CHARGE THIRD. Embezzlemeut and Misapplication of Money entrusted to him.SPECIFICATION Ist—" In this, that the said C. II. Conant did, during the months of October, November and December, 1862, receive certain sums, amounting in the aggregate to about $1,300, for the arrest, detention and subsistence of vagrant negroes, as provided by the parish laws of the said parishes, and did appropriate the same or part of the same to his own use, and did neglect and fail to make any return for the same prior to his arrest."

SPECIFICATION 20—“In this, that the said C. H. Conant did, during the month of November, 1862, receive various sums, amounting in the aggregate to about $1,020, for passes issued in the Parish of St. Bernard, and that he did misapply the same or part of the same, bis returns accounting for only $279 50. All this at New Orleans, in the month of November, 1862.”

CHARGE FOURTH.

Relieving the Enemy." SPECIFICATION --" In this, that the s:uid C. H. Conant, in his capacity as Provost Marshal, did permit parties to cross the lines, and that he used for that purpose a certain William Wyman, appointed by him or upon bis recommendation as his deputy ; that he granted to the same parties permits to trade on the lake with contraband goods, to sbip such goods to Proctorville by railroad, and to keep a store at the same place, which never existed--all this to cover the criminal intentions of those parties. This at the Parish of St. Bernard, on or about the 10th January, 1863."

FIRST SUPPLEMENTARY CHARGES AND SPECIFICATIONS.

CHARGE FIRST.

Breach of Arrest.' SPECIFICATION 1st-" In this, that the said Cardinal H. Conant, late Provost Marshal for the Parishes of St. Bernard and Plaquemines, having been placed under arrest by Brigadier General Bowen, Provost Marshal General, in obedience to orders from Department Headquarters, and the city of New Orleans having been assigned as the limit of his arrest, did violate and break said arrest, by proceeding without permission to Baton Rouge, Louisiana—this though he had applied to the Provost Marshal General for such permission, and been refused. All this on or about the 20th day of March, 1863."

SPECIFICATION 20--" In this, that the said Cardinal H. Conant, having been placed under arrest as aforesaid, did, without permission, visit in person the Headquarters of the Major General Commanding. All this at the city of New Orleans, on or about the 23d day of March, 1863."

CHARGE SECOND. " ('on luct to the prejudice of Gool Order and Mililary Discipline." SPECIFICATION 1st --In this, that the said Cardinal H. Conant, late Provost Marshal of the Parishes of St. Bernard and Plaquemines, having been placed under arrest by Brigadier General Bowen, Provost Marsbal General, in obedience to orders from Department Headquarters, and the city of New Orleans having been assigned as the limits of his arrest, did violate and break said arrest by proceeding without permission to Baton Rouge, Louisiana—this though he had applied to the Provost Maishal General for such permission, and been refused. All this on or about the 20th day of Marcb, 1863."

Srecification 20- “In this, that the said Cardinal H. Conant, baving been placed der arrest as aforesaid, did, without permission, visit in person the Headquarters of the Major General Commanding. All this at the city of New Orleans, on or about the 23d day of March, 1863."

SECOND SUPPLEMENTARY CHARGE AND SPECIFICATION.

CHARGE.

Breach of Arrest." SPECIFICATION -- That said Cardinal H. Conant, while under arrest in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, by order of Major General Banks, did, on or about the 25th day of May last, without permission from the proper authorities, leave said city by steamer for New York, and when called for trial, could not be found within this Department.”

To all of which charges and specifications, except the specification to the 28 supplementary charge, the accused pleaded “ Not Guilty."

To the specification to the 2d supplemental charge--"Guilty."

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

Of the specification to the 1st charge“ Not Guilty.”
Of the 1st charge—“Not Guilty.”
Of the 1st specification to the 2d charge_“Guilty.”
Of the 2d specification to the 20 charge—“Not Guilty.”
Of the 2d charge--"Guilty.”
Of the 1st specification to the 3d charge—“Guilty."

Of the 2d specification to the 3d charge-"Guilty, except as to the words and figures, “amounting in the aggregate to $1,020.” ”.

Of the 3d charge__“ Guilty.”
Of the specification to the 4th charge--"Guilty.”
Of the 4th charge--"Guilty.”'

1st Supplementary Charges : Of the 1st specification to the 1st charge--"Guilty.”:

Of the 2d specification to the 1st charge---Guilty.“
Of the 1st charge--"Guilty."
Of the 1st specification to the 2d charge--"Guilty."
Of the 2d specification to the 20 charge--"Guilty."
Of the 2d charge--"Guilty.”

2d Supplemenlury Charge : Of the specification --- Guilty, except as to the words and figures, · May 25th 1863. "

of the charge-"Guilty." And does therefore sentence him, the said Cardinal H. Conant, “ to be cashiered, and to be imprisoned at hard labor for the term of three years, in any fortification of the Government of the United States, to be designated by the Commanding General of the Department of the Gulf.”

III. Before a General Court Martial convened at New Orleans, Louisiana, pursuant to General Orders No. 28, of July 22, 1863, from the Headquarters, Defences of New Orleans, and of which Colonel T. W. Cahill, 9th Regiment Connecticnt Volunteers, is President, was arraigned and tried :

Second Lieutenant G. 11. Radesky, Company B, 1st Texas Cavalry.

CHARGE FIRST. Conduct unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman." SPECIFICATION 1st–“ In this, that the said Second Lieutenant G. H. Radesky, of Company B, 1st Texas Cavalry, was on the Levee, at the foot of Canal street, in the vicinity of where the steamer Continental was lying, loaded with sick and wounded Confederate prisoners, purporting to be there on duty; and when asked by Captain C. W. Killborn, Provost Marshal of New Orleans, by whose order he was there, said Second Lieutenant Radesky refused to tell Captain Killborn ; and said Second Lieutenant Radesky did himself go on board the steamer Continental, and while on board said steamer, did make use of violent and insulting language, swearing, etc., in the presence of ladies and gentlemen, and men of the army of the United States, and of the so-called Confederate States. This on or about the 3d day of August, 1863."

SPECIFICATION 2d—“ In this, that the said Second Lieutenant G. H. Radesky, of Company B, 1st Texas Cavalry, did call his superior officer, Captain C. W. Killborn, Provost Marshal of New Orleans, a “ damn long red hair'd son of a bitch," or words to that effect. This while said Captain Killborn was in performance of duties pertaining to his office, on or about the 3d day of August, 1863.”

SPECIFICATION 3—“In this, that the said Second Lieutenant G. H. Radesky, of Company B, 1st Texas Cavalry, when asked by Captain C. W. Killborn, Provost Marshal of New Orleans, whose orders he was acting nnder, or who had ordered him there with his men, replied, “ mine," or “ my own;" and when told by Captain Killborn that he had not ordered any guard, and that he did not need any, and that he might take his men away, did refuse to do so, and did say that “ he was down there to see that those God damn rebels did not get things aboard, and that he should not go away until he got ready.” This on or about the 3d day of August, 1863."

CHARGE SECOND.

Disobedience of Orders." SPECIFICATION--In this, that the said Second Lieutenant G. H. Radesky, of Company B, 1st Texas Cavalry, did go to the Levee, where the steamer Continental was lying, loaded with sick and wounded Confederate prisoners, with a portion of his company, purporting to have been ordered there for guard duty ; and when told by Captain C. W. Killborn, Provost Marshal of New Orleans, that he and his guard were not needed, and ordered away, did positively refuse by words to go, and did not go, in obedience to the order. This on or about the 3d day of August, 1863.”

CHARGE THIRD. “ Conduct prejudicial to Good Order and Military Discipline.SPECIFICATION——“ In this, that the said Second Lieutenant G. H. Radesky, of Company B, 1st Texas ('avalry, did engage in personal altercation with citizens, and did snatch from a citizen a bundle of shirts, and did strike said citizen, all the time using language disgraceful to any officer in the service of the United States, and did order his men to charge on the crowd. This on the Levee, at or near the foot of Canal street, on or about the 3d day of August, 1863."

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

To the 3d specification, Ist charge--"Not Guilty, except that part which specifies that he said he was down there to see that no things were got aboard.'”

To the 1st charge—“ Not Guilty.”
To the specification, 2d charge“ Not Guilty.”
To the 2d charge--"Not Guilty.”
To the specification, 3d charge—“Not Guilty.”
To the 3d charge__" Not Guilty.

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

Of the 1st specification, 1st charge“ Not Guilty, except of using vulgar language.”

Of the 2d specification, Ist charge--“ Not Guilty, except of using improper language.”

Of the 3d specification, 1st charge-"Guilty, but no criminality attached.”
Of the 1st charge--"Guilty."

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