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No. 52.

New Orleans, July 30, 1862.

At the General Court Martial, which convened at Baton Rouge, La., pursuant to Special Orders No. 61, of June 3d, 1862, from these Headquarters, and of which JOHN A. KEITH, Lieutenant Colonel 21st Regiment Indiana Volunteers, is President, and Captain H. C. HOBART, 4th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, is Judge Advocate, were arraigned and tried :

I. Private DENNIS CROLEY, Company B, 4th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers.

CHARGE FIRST.

"Disobedience of Orders."

SPECIFICATION—In this: that Private Dennis Croley, Company B, 4th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, being ordered by Capt. J. Bailey, Field Officer of the Day, to move from the starboard to the port side of the boat Laurel Hill, the said Dennis Croley did not move; and on being pushed by the said Bailey in the execution of his orders, Private Croley said, "I'll be God damned if I will be pushed, and I will be God damned if I will stand back; these are my quarters, and I am going to re main here," or words to that effect. This on board the steamer Laurel Hill, on the Mississippi river, on the 28th day of May, 1862.

CHARGE SECOND.

"Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline."

SPECIFICATION—In this: that Private Dennis Croley, of Company B, 4th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, being ordered by Captain Bailey, of said regiment, to move from the starboard to the port side of the boat Laurel Hill, the said Dennis Croley replied to the said Bailey, Field Officer of the Day, as follows: "I'll be God damned if I will be pushed, and I will be God damned if I will stand back; these are my quarters, and I am going to remain here," or words to that effect. This on board the steamer Laurel Hill, on the Mississippi river, on the 28th day of May, 1862.

To which the accused, Private Dennis Croley, pleaded as follows:

Of the specification of the first charge-Not Guilty.

Of the first charge-Not Guilty.

Of the specification of the second charge--Not Guilty.

Of the second charge-Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

The Court having maturely considered the evidence adduced, finds the accused, Private Dennis Croley, Company B, 4th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, as follows: Of the specification of first charge--Guilty.

Of the first charge-Guilty.

Of the specification of second charge--Guilty.

Of the second charge-Guilty.

And the Court does therefore sentence the said Dennis Croley, Private Company B 4th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, to ten days hard labor, with bail and chain, and that he forfeit ten dollars of his pay to the United States.

II. Private ANDREW J. CHATTERDON, Company I, 6th Regiment Michigan Volunteers.

CHARGE.

"Disobedience of Orders."

SPECIFICATION-In this: that Private Andrew J. Chatterdon, of Company I, 6th Regiment Michigan Volunteers, when ordered to do special duty, as a punishment, by the command of the Captain of his company, which command was communicated to the said Chatterdon by the First Sergeant of his company, did refuse to obey the order of his Captain, saying "he would be damned if he would perform special duty." This on board the steamer Ceres, on the Mississippi river, on or about the 27th day of May, 1862.

To which the accused, Private Andrew J. Chatterdon, pleaded as follows:
Of the specification of the charge-Not Guilty.

Of the charge--Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

The Court, having maturely considered the evidence adduced, finds the accused, Private Andrew J. Chatterdon, Company I, 6th Regiment Michigan Volunteers, as follows:

Of the specification of the charge--Guilty.

Of the charge--Guilty.

And the Court does therefore sentence the said Andrew J. Chatterdon, Company I, 6th Regiment Michigan Volunteers, that he forfeit ten dollars of his pay to the United States, and that he be kept in close confinement, on bread and water, for ten days from the publication of this sentence.

III. ALDEN N. NORCROSS, Sergeant, Company B, Massachusetts Artillery.

CHARGE.

“Embezzlement, as mentioned in Article 36, Articles of War."

SPECIFICATION-In this: that Alden N. Norcross, Sergeant, Company B, Massachusetts Artillery, while acting as quartermaster and storekeeper for said company,

did, on or about the 24th day of February, 1862, deliver, without proper authority from the commander of his company, to a certain grocery dealer in Baltimore, Md., certain commissary stores, without accounting to his company for the same, which stores belonged to said Company B, Massachusetts Artillery, consisting in part of one barrel of beans, part of a barrel of hominy, and part of a barrel of vinegar. This at Camp Andrew, Baltimore, Md., February 24th, 1862.

To which the accused, Sergeant Alden N. Norcross, pleaded as follows:
Of the specification of the charge-Not Guilty.

Of the charge-Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

The Court having maturely considered the evidence adduced, finds the accused, Sergeant Alden N. Norcross, Company B, Massachusetts Artillery, as follows : Of the specification of the charge--Not Guilty.

Of the charge-Not Guilty.

And the Court does therefore find the said Alden N. Norcross, Sergéant, of Company B, Massachusetts Artillery, not guilty of the charge preferred against him, and the Court does therefore acquit him.

IV. JAMES K. MOORE, Company I, 7th Regiment Vermont Volunteers.

CHARGE.

"Sleeping on Post."

SPCEIFICATION--In this: that Private James K. Moore, of Company I, 7th Regiment Vermont Volunteers Infantry, was found sleeping upon his post, where he had been stationed as one of the sentinels of the Police Guard of said regiment. To which the accused, Private James K. Moore, pleaded as follows:

Of the specification of the charge--Guilty.

Of the charge-Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

The Court having maturely considered the evidence adduced, finds the accused, Private James K. Moore, Company I, 7th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, as follows: The Court finds the prisoner, James K. Moore, guilty of being asleep on his post, as charged, but acquits him of any criminalty, on account of his inferior mental capacity, his youth, and his debilitated condition.

V. Private MICHAEL SCOTT, Company E, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.

CHARGE.

“Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline.” SPECIFICATION 1st--In this: that Private Michael Scott, Company E, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, was drunk and disorderly.

SPECIFICATION 2d--In this: that Private Michael Scott, Company E, 9th Regi

ment Connecticut Volunteers, did, on the 7th day of June, 1862, absent himself from camp, and remain away In direct violation of the 42d Article of War. This at Baton Rouge, La, on or about the 7th day of June, 1862.

To which the accused pleaded as follows:

Of the first specification of the charge-Not Guilty.
Of the second specification of the charge--Not Guilty.
Of the charge--Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

The Court having maturely considered the evidence adduced, finds the accused, Private Michael Scott, Company E, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, as follows:

Of the first specification of the charge--Guilty.

Of the second specification of the charge--Guilty.

Of the charge-Guilty.

And the Court does therefore sentence the said Private Michael Scott, Company E, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, to forfeit one month's pay, and to carry on his back a knapsack with forty pounds weight, walking in a ring six hours per day, under the charge of a guard, for ten days.

VI. Private MICHAEL KELLY, Company D, 9th Connecticut Volunteers.

CHARGE FIRST.

"Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline."

SPECIFICATION-In this: that Private Michael Kelly, of Company D, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, did absent himself, without leave, from his company and regiment, and when he returned, did resist the effort of the guard to detain him as a prisoner. This at Baton Rouge, La., on or about the 7th day of June, 1862.

CHARGE SECOND.

"Violation of the 9th Article of War."

SPECIFICATION--In this: that Private Michael Kelly, of Company D, 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, while drunk, did seize and attempt to strike Thomas W. Cahill, his Colonel, commanding the said regiment. This at Baton Rouge, La.,

on or about the 7th day of June, 1862.

To which the accused, Michael Kelly, pleaded as follows:

Of the specification of first charge--Not Guilty.

Of the first charge--Not Guilty,

Of the specification of second charge-Not Guilty.

Of the second charge--Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

The Court having maturely considered the evidence adduced, finds the accused,

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