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The proceedings, findings and sentence in the case of Captain Edwin H. Boyd, 110th Regiment New York Volunteers, are confirmed, but that part of the sentence which provides that he shall “forfeit all pay and allowances that now are, or may hereafter be due him," is remitted. Strictly there is no such charge as "mutiuous conduct," and any offense of this nature which can not be prosecuted under the 7th, 8th or 9th Articles of War, must be prosecuted under the 99th as "mutinous conduct (or language) to the prejudice of good order and military discipline." The Commanding General does not strike out the charge in this case, but his omission to do so must not be taken as a precedent for the future. The rules for framing charges are simple, and must be adhered to.

The Major General Commanding fails to discover in the evidence or in the statement of the accused any extenuating facts. To enter into an altercation with the officer of the guard, in the presence of enlisted men, and violently, openly and in an insulting manner, to resist his authority, of the proper exercise of which he was not even the lawful judge, is a sufficient violation of military law to require his dismissal from the service. Whether or not the accused supposed himself in command of the regiment, his conduct on this occasion proves him unfit to hold a commission. It cannot be expected that enlisted men will refrain from similar acts when such examples are set them by their officers.

Captain Edwin H. Boyd, 110th New York Volunteers, ceases from this date to be an officer in the military service of the United States.

III. The proceedings, findings and sentence in the case of Captain James H. Slade, 38th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, are confirmed. For the reasons already mentioned, certain irregularities in the proceedings are overlooked. The fact that other officers were implicated in the disgraceful proceedings proved, is no reason why the accused should not meet with his proper punishment, but seems to indicate their conduct also as the proper object of judicial investigation.

Captain James H. Slade, 38th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, ceases from this date to be an officer in the military service of the United States.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BANKS:

RICHARD B. IRWIN,

Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Adjutant General.

OFFICIAL:

Aide-de-Camp.

GENERAL ORDERS

No. 20.

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

New Orleans, March 6, 1863.

I. Brigadier General GEORGE L. ANDREWs is announced as Chief of Staff at these Headquarters, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BANKS:

OFFICIAL:

Aide-de-Camp.

RICHARD B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS

No. 21.

HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, 19th ARMY CORPS,

New Orleans, March 7, 1863.

By General Orders No. 8, published on the 12th day of January, 1863 it was declared that all products of the country sent to the city of New Orleans, in good faith, might be sold by the owner or his factor, for the legal currency of the United States, without restriction or confiscation." Trade was then in the control of few persons, and of small value. Under the influence of this order, it has become of importance to the city and country. Honorable merchants, availing themselves of these and other advantages of the order, have complied with its restrictions The evasions of other parties require its republication and strict execution. It is therefore ordered, as follows:

I.

"Products of the country sent to the city of New Orleans, in good faith, may be sold at market prices by the proprietors or their factors, FOR THE LEGAL CURRENCY OF THE UNITED STATES, without restriction or confiscation."

II. United States Treasury No‘es having been made a legal tender in the payment of debts, except for duties at the Custom House, they will be received and paid out in all business transactions, without discredit or depreciation; and whenever such notes are refused in the payment of any claim or debt, such refusal shall be held and is hereby declared to be a discharge pro tanto of such debt or claim.

III. Any person who shall attempt, in the transaction of business, to discredit or depreciate the legal currency of the United States, in favor of, and to the advantage of any other paper currency, shall forfeit to the use of the Government the merchandise which shall be made the basis of such transaction, and his commercial privileges to the use of the people.

IV. All special deposits or contracts which are made or tend to exclude or discredit the legal currency of the United States, are hereby prohibited and declared invalid.

V. The provisions of paragraph II of the regulations of the Secretary of the Treasury, dated August 28, 1862, will be strictly enforced. The paragraph referred to is as follows:

"II. All transportation of coin or bullion to any State or section heretofore declared to be in insurrection, is absolutely prohibited, except for military purposes and under military orders, or under the special license of the Secretary of the

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