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cious intent aforesaid, the head of said James Murray was very nearly severed from his body by the motion of the machinery aforesaid, causing his instant death. And so the said Charles Hall, in the manner aforesaid, and with express malice aforethought, did kill and murder the said James Murray.

CHARGE SECOND.

"Conduct prejudicial to Good Order and Military Discipline."

SPECIFICATION—In this: that the said Private Charles Hall, Company D, 12th Regiment Maine Volunteers, did strike and push James Murray, private Company D, 12th Regiment Maine Volunteers, so that he fell into the machinery of the engine of the steamboat Ceres, when the same machinery was in motion, thereby causing the instant death of the said James Murray. This on board steamboat Ceres, on Lake Pontchartrain, in the State of Louisiana, the 13th day of September, 1862.

To which charges and specifications the prisoner pleaded Not Guilty.

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Of the specification of the first charge-Guilty, except to the words, "thereby to kill and murder the said James Murray," and also except the word " word "express." Of the first charge-Guilty.

Of the specification of the second charge--Guilty.
Of the second charge-Guilty.

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And does therefore pronounce the following sentence, four of the members voting in the affirmative, that he be shot to death at such time and place as the officer commanding the Department shall appoint.

X. Hospital Steward WILLIAM H. GREY, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers

CHARGE.

"Violation of the 6th Article of War."

SPECIFICATION-In this: that he, William H. Grey, Hospital Steward of the 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, upon being remonstrated with by his superior officer for not providing proper rations for the sick, as he had been ordered to do, made answer, and added the remark, "We had better get three more surgeons for the regiment and then stop," thus by these words and his manner casting reflections upon the Medical Staff of this regiment. Again, upon being told that certain contrabands, who had previously been employed in the Hospital Department, and who had been discharged by the Surgeon for theft, must be kept out of said Department by him, he, the said Grey, made answer to the Surgeon, "If you want them kept out, do it yourself," and upon being told that he must obey the orders of the Surgeon, he made the following remark, twice repeated, "I wish it distinctly understood I shall obey no such order." This at Odd Fellows' Hall, New Orleans, La., on or about the 13th of September, 1862.

To which charge and specification the prisoner pleaded Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

Of the specification-Guilty.

Of the charge-Guilty.

And the Court do therefore sentence him, Hospital Steward Wm. H. Grey, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, that he be dishonorably discharged from the service of the United States.

XI. Private DANIEL CASEY, Company C, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers.

CHARGE.

"Violation of the 9th Article of War."

SPECIFICATION-In this: that he, Private Daniel Casey, Company C, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, did disobey the repeated order of the Commanding Officer in leaving his company. That while the Officer of the Day and Officer of the Guard were visiting their pickets, did order the said Daniel Casey, Company C, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, to dismount from his horse, and when so ordered did refuse, saying, "he would be damned if he would," and when told by the Officer of the Guard if he did not, he, the Officer of the Guard, would shoot him, answered, "shoot and be damned," and said, "I have a pistol, too," and immediately pulled it from his pocket and raised it to his eye to fire, when the Officer of the Guard fired and wounded him. This at Donaldsonville, La., on or about the 11th September, 1862] about 7 o'clock, P. M.

To which charge and specification the prisoner pleaded Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

Of the specification-Guilty.

Of the charge-Not Guilty, but Guilty of "Absence without leave." And the Court does therefore sentence him, Private Daniel Casey, Company C, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, to be confined, at hard labor, on some one of the Government fortifications, for the period of three years, and to forfeit to the United States ten dollars per month of his monthly pay during the remainder of his term of enlistment.

XII. Private HIRAM H. BOYCE, Company B, 75th Regiment New York Volunteers.

CHARGE FIRST.

"Neglect of Orders."

SPECIFICATION-In this: that the said Private Hiram H. Boyce, Company B, 75th Regiment New York Volunteers, did neglect to obey a written order from his company commander, Capt. T. K. Fuller, 75th Regiment New York Volunteers, to the effect that he must appear in the ranks at muster and inspection on Sunday

morning, September 14, 1862. This at or near the United States Barracks, New Orleans, on or about the 14th September, 1862.

CHARGE SECOND.

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

SPECIFICATION-In this: that Private Hiram H. Boyee, Company B, 75th Regiment New York Volunteers, did abscond from his company quarters, so that he could not be found when his company was ordered to fall in for muster and inspection, and was so reported by his Sergeant to look after him at that time. This at or near the United States Barracks, New Orleans, on or about the 14th September, 1862.

To which charges and specifications the prisoner pleaded Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

Of the specification of the first charge-Guilty, without criminality.
Of the first charge-Not Guilty.

Of the specification of the second charge-Not Guilty.

Of the second charge-Not Guilty.

And the Court does therefore acquit him.

XIII. Private JAMES SPRAGUE, Company F, 75th Regiment New York Volunteers.

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SPECIFICATION-In this: that said Private James Sprague, Company F, 75th Regiment New York Volunteers, when a member of the guard, did, after he had been ordered by Lieut. A. M. Seymour, 75th Regiment New York Volunteers, Officer of the Guard, to remain with his relief in a room that had been assigned to it, not obey said order, but absented himself from his relief, and could not be found for several minutes when his relief was ordered to "fall in." This at or near the United States Barracks, New Orleans, La., on or about the 19th of September, 1862, about 1 o'clock, A. M.

CHARGE SECOND.

"Conduct prejudicial to Good Order and Military Discipline."

SPECIFICATION—In this: that said Private James Sprague, Company F, 75th Regiment New York Volunteers, did, upon being ordered by Sergeant Fish, Company F, 75th Regiment New York Volunteers, Sergeant of the Guard, to repair to his relief, use disrespectful language, by saying, "You are the God damdest Sergeant I ever saw," or words to that effect. This at or near the United States Barracks, New Orleans, La., on or about the 19th September, 1862.

To which charges and specifications the prisoner pleaded as follows:
To the specification of the first charge-Not Guilty.

To the first charge-Not Guilty.

To the specification of the second charge-Guilty.

To the second charge-Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

Of the specification of the first charge-Guilty.

Of the first charge-Guilty.

Of the specification of the second charge-Guilty.

Of the second charge-Guilty.

And the Court does therefore sentence the prisoner, Private James Sprague, of Company F, 75th Regiment New York Volunteers, to be employed in police duty for two months, and forfeit to the United States ten dollars of his monthly pay for the same period.

XIV. Private PATRICK MAHONEY, Company K, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.

CHARGE.

"Conduct prejudicial to Good Order and Military Discipline."

SPECIFICATION 1ST-In this: that the said Patrick Mahoney, Company K, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, did steal a knife from a negro soldier.

SPECIFICATION 2D-In this: that said Patrick Mahoney, Company K, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, did threaten to kill Private `Frank Dessens, of Com pany K, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, for doing his duty as a good soldier. These both at New Orleans, on or about September 19, 1862.

To which charge and specifications the prisoner pleaded Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

Of the first specification-Guilty.

Of the second specification-Guilty.

Of the charge-Guilty.

And the Court do therefore sentence him, the said Private Patrick Mahoney, of Company K, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, to be confined, at hard labor, in charge of the guard, at Fort Pickens, for twelve calender months, wearing a bull weighing twenty-four pounds, attached to his left leg by a chain, and to forfeit to the United States ten dollars per month of his pay for the same period.

XV. Private JAMES SHEEDY, of Company F, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers.

CHARGE FIRST.

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

SPECIFICATION--In this: that he, Private James Sheedy, of Company F, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, has absented himself from upwards of sixty roll-calls of the company, without leave of his commanding officer. This at New Orleans, La., since the 21st August, 1862.

CHARGE SECOND.

"Desertion."

SPECIFICATION-In this that he, Private James Sheedy, Company F, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, did absent himself from the regularly appointed drill and roll-call of his company, and was arrested outside the lines by his commanding officer. This at New Orleans, La., on or about the 8th day of September, 1862.

To which charges and specifications the prisoner pleaded Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

Of the specification of the first charge-Not Guilty.

Of the first charge-Not Guilty.

Of the specification of the second charge-Guilty.

Of the second charge-Not Guilty, but Guilty of "Absence without leave." And the Court does therefore sentence the said Private James Sheedy, Company F, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, to forfeit to the United States ten dollars of his monthly pay for four months.

XVI. Private FRANCIS MCGUIRE, Company F, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers.

CHARGE.

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

SPECIFICATION-In this: that he, Private Francis McGuire, Company F, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, did absent himself from the regularly appointed drill and parade of his company and regiment, without leave from his commanding officer. This at New Orleans, La., on or about the 23d day of September, 1862. To which charge and specification the prisoner pleaded Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

The Court confirmed the plea of the prisoner, and do therefore sentence the said Private Francis McGuire, Company E, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, to forfeit to the United States ten dollars of his monthly pay for one month.

XVII. Private ARTHUR LIBBEY, Company E, 13th Regiment Maine Volunteers.

CHARGE FIRST.

"Violation of the 9th Article of War."

SPECIFICATION 1ST-In this: that the said Arthur Libbey, Company F, 13th Regiment Maine Volunteers, at Ship Island, Miss., on the 16th of September inst., on being ordered by Sergeant F. E. Holmes, of Company F, Sergeant of the Guard, to go to his quarters, did refuse to do so, and did resist said Sergeant Holmes in his endeavor to enforce said command.

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