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IX. Private DANIEL Surra, Company H, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.
* Disobedience of Orders." SPECIFICATION-In this : that Private Daniel Smith, of Company II, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, having been ordered by his superior oflicer, Captain Homer B. Sprague, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, to desist from gambling and card-playing for money, did wilfully disobey said order, and gamble and play cards for money. This at New Customhouse. New Orleans, on or about the 4th day of July, 1862.
"Sleuling." SPECIFICATION- In this : that Private Daniel Smith, of Company II, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, feloniously stole one blue flannel shirt, the property of Wm. Keating, private of said company, of the value of 88 cents.
" Ibsence irithout leare." SPECIFICATION--In this : that Private Daniel Smith, of Company H, 13th Regi. ment Connecticut Volunteers, was absent from his guard, without permission, from proper authority, between the hours of 4 P. M. and 6 A. M., on the night of the 8th and 9th of July, 1862. This at St. James Hospital, New Orleans.
To which the prisoner pleaded as follows:
FINDING OF THE COURT.
Of the specification, first charge-Not Guilty.
Of the third charge--Guilty.
X. David S. STRONG, Company H, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.
• Conduct to the prejuilice of Good Order and Military Discipline.” SPECIFICATION--In this : that Private David S. Strong, of Company H, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, was drunk on the morning of the 14th of July, 1862. This at New Orleans, La.
• Absence without Leare." SPECIFICATION--In this : that Private David S. Strong, of Company H, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, was absent from his company, without permission from proper authority, from noon, July 9th, to 8 o'clock A. M., July 14, 1862. This at New Orleans, La.
To which the prisoner pleaded its follows:
FINDING OF THE COURT. The Court, having matnrely considered the evidence adduced, is of the opinion, that Private David S. Strong, of Company H, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, is--
Of the specification of the first charge--Guilty.
Of the second charge--Guilty. And does therefore sentence him to be reprimanded by his Captain, in the presence of his Company, and to do guard duty every second day for one month. The Court is thus lenient on account of the prisoner's previous good character, as proven by one of his officers, and because of his evident contrition.
II. The proceedings of the General Court Martial in the foregoing cases have been transmitted to the General Commanding the Department of the Gulf, and are by him approved.
Lieut. Corridon D. Smith, of the 2d Vermont Battery, and Lieut. JOSEPH R. Salla, of the 4th Massachusetts Battery, cease to be officers of the army from this date.
III. The General Court Martial, of which Lieut. Col. WM. K. KIMBALL, is President, is dissolved.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER:
R. S. DAVIS,
No. 54. S
Nero Orleans, August 4, 1862.
Each Bank or Banking Company in New Orleans will make, under oath of the cashier, a statement of the condition of the bank, in the form heretofore made to the Board of Currency, up to the 20 day of August, 1862, and stating specifically what their cash consists of and where it is.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER:
R. S. DAVIS,
New Orleans, August 4, 1802.
It appears that the need of relief to the destitute poor of the city requires more extended measures and greater outlay than have yet been made.
It becomes a question in justice upon whom should this burden fall.
Clearly upon those who have brought this great calamity upon their fellowcitizens.
It should not be borne by taxation of the whole municipality, because the middling and working men have never been heard at the ballot-box unawed by threats and unmenaced by - Thugs” and paid assassins of conspirators against peace and good order. Besides, more than the vote that was claimed for secession have taken the oath of allegiance to the United States.
The United States Government does its share when it protects, defends and preserves the people in the enjoyment of law, order and calm quiet.
Those who have brought upon the city this stagnation of business, this desolation of the hearth-stone, this starvation of the poor and helpless, should, as far as they may be able, relieve these distresses.
There are two classes whom it would seem peculiarly fit should at first contribute to this end. First, those individuals and corporations who have aided the rebellion with their means; and second, those who have endeavored to destroy the commercial prosperity of the city, upon which the welfare of its inhabitants depend.
It is brought to the knowledge of the Commanding General that a subscription of twelve hundred and fifty thousand dollars was made by the corporate bodies, business firms and persons whose names are set forth in schedule “A” annexed to this order, and that sum placed in the hands of an illegal body known as the “Committee of Public Safety,” for the treasonable purpose of defending the city against the Government of the United States, under whose humane rule the city of New Orleans had enjoyed such unexampled prosperity, that her warehouses were filled with trade of all nations who came to share her freedom, to take part in the bene