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company until sent for and returned under guard, the 19th day of January, 1863. All this at or near Brashear City, La., and Camp Sterens, La., between the 11th and 20th days of January, 1863.”'

To all of which charges and specifications the accused pleaded-_“ Not Guilty.”'

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

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

Of the 2d charge--- Guilty." And does therefore acquit him of cowardice, and sentences him “ to be reduced to the ranks."

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19. Private David Larock, Company F, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers.

CHARGE -- Desertion.SPECIFICATION --- In this, that the said David Larock, Private Company F, 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, did desert his company and regiment, on or about the 9th day of December, 1862. This at or near Brasbear City, La.”'

To which charge and specification the accused pleaded “ Not Guilty."

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

Of the specification--"Guilty."

Of the charge--- Guilty.” And does therefore sentence him “to forfeit to the United States thirteen (13) dollars per month of his monthly pay for the period of three (3) months."

20. Private Silas Gardner, Company B, 2d Massachusetts Cavalry.

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

SPECIFICATION Ist--" In this, that the said Gardner did, on the 23d of January, draw bis pistol and fire six shots through the door of a house at two residents of Bayou Goula, Mrs. Stone and her daughter, through malice. This on Dr. Stone's plantation, near Plaquemine, La.”

SPECIFICATION 20-—" In this, that the said Gardner did, on the same day, after being disarmed and brought to his quarters, snatch a pistol and sabre, and carbine, fire a shot at Corporal Berry with the pistol, a shot at Private Riley, of the same company, with the pistol, severely wounding bim in the neck, and a shot at Private Murphy, of the same company, with the carbine. This at company quarters, at Plaquemine, La.”

To 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---- Guilty."
Of the 2d specification---- Guilty."

Of the charge---- Guilty." And does therefore sentence him, " to be confined, at hard labor, on such United States fortifications as the Commanding General shall direct, for the period of two (2) years, and to be placed in solitary confinement, on bread and water, the first week of each month, to forfeit io the United States bis monthly pay for the period of twenty-four (24) months.”

II. Before a General Court Martial, convened at Baton Rouge, La., pursuant to Special Orders No. 7, of April 7th, 1863, from the Headquarters, District of Baton Rouge, and of which Lieutenant Colonel Locke, 50th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, is President, was arraigned and tried :

1. 2d Lieutenant Emil Peterson, Company B, 30 Louisiana Native Guards.

Charge 1st--" Conduct unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman.SPECIFICATION Ist—“In this, that he, the said 2d Lieutenant Emil Peterson, Company B, 3d Louisiana Native Guards, having a call of nature, did satisfy the same by depositing his excrement in the cook-shed of Company H, of said regiment, (Captain Frasbie,) there being other localities equally convenient and accessible and more appropriate. This at camp of said regiment, at Baton Rouge, on or about the 3d day of April, 1863.”

SPECIFICATION 2d—“Iu tbis, that he, the said 2d Lieutenant Emil Peterson, Company B, 3d Regiment Louisiana Native Guards, on being remonstrated with for the conduct mentioned in specification ist, by George B. Winn, his Captain commanding said company, did use to his said Captain insulting and abusive language, saying to him, “ It is none of your business what I have done ; I am a commissioned officer, and you have no control over me,' etc. This at the camp of said regiment, at Baton Rouge, on or about the 3d day of April, 1863."

CHARGE 2d---- Violation of the 25th Articie of War." SPECIFICATION-.-" In this, that he, the said 2d Lieutenant Emil Peterson, Company B, 3d Regiment Louisiana Native Guards, did send a challenge to fight a duel to George B. Wind, bis Captain in command. This at the camp of the said regiment, at Baton Rouge, on or about the 3d of April, 1863.”'

Charge 3d-- Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline.

SPECIFICATION--- In this, that he, the said 2d Lieutenant Emil Peterson, Company B, 34 Regiment Louisiana Native Guards, was absent from the camp of the said regiment from the hour of 9 P. M. of the 20 day of April, 1863, to the hour of 2 A. M. of the 3d day of April, 1863, the same being in violation of an order of the

commanding officer of the said regiment, duly recorded and announced. This at Baton Rouge, in the State of Loviziana.

To which charges and specifications the accused pleaded as follows :
To the 1st specification to 1st charge—“Guilty.”
To the 2d specification to 1st charge—“ Not Guilty."
To the 1st charge--"Guilty.”
To the 2d charge and specification---- Guilty."
To the 3d charge and specification---- Guilty.”

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

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 specification to the 2d charge--" Guilty.”
Of the 2d charge---- Guilty.”
Of the specification to the 3d charge—“Guilty."

Of the 3d charge--"Guilty."
And does therefore sentence him, 2d Lieutenant Emil Peterson, Company B, 3d
Regiment Louisiana Native Guards, “ to be cashiered."

2. Captain H. B. Brown, 161st Regiment New York Volunteers.

CHARGE 1st- Desertion." SPECIFICATION----- In this, that said Captain H. B. Brown, Company B, 161st Regiment New York Volunteers, did desert the service of the United States. This at camp near Baton Rouge, La., on or about the 14th day of March, 1863.”'

CHARGE 2d--- Violation of the 39th Article of War.” SPECIFICATION—“In this, that said Captain H. B. Brown, Company B, 161st Regiment New York Volunteers, did misapply money entrusted to him by men in bis company and officers belonging to the 16 1st Regiment New York Volunteers.”:

CHARGE 3d—“ Violation of the 52d Article of War." SPECIFICATION--- In this, that said Captain II. B. Brown. Company B, 161st Regiment New York Volunteers, did, whilst absent without leave in New Orleans, knowing that his regiment was under marching orders, represent to 1st Lieutenant George R. White, Company B, 161st Regiment New York Volunteers, that there was going to be a battle in a few days, and that he, Captain H. B. Brown, was not going to be with his regiment, and tried to induce Lieutenant White to neglect his duty by staying in New Orleans until the battle was over. This at New Orleans, La., on or about the 10th day of March, 1863.”

CHARGE 4th----? Violation of the 77th Arlicie of War.SPECIFICATION--- In this, that said Captain H. B. Brown, Company B. lils: Regiment New York Volunteers, did, at different times, leave his tent whilst lie wir

under arrest, and that the said Captain H. B. Brown, Company B, 161st Regiment New York Volunteers, did, in a clandestine manner, enter the quarters of his commanding officer, and take his sword and carry it away with him. This at camp near Baton Rouge, La., on or about the 14th day of March, 1863."

To 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 specification of 1st charge--"Guilty," substituting for the term “ desert the service of the United States," the term “ absent himself without leave."

Of 1st charge—“Not Guilty,” but “Guilty of absence without leave.”'
Of the specification, 2d charge--| Thrown out on account of not specifying any
Of the 2d charge-

time or date.
Of the specification, 3d charge__“ Guilty."
Of the 3d charge--"Guilty."
Of the specification, 4th charge--- Guilty."

Of the 4th charge__" Guilty." And does therefore sentence bim “ to be cashiered and confined at Tortugas for a period of two (2) years and four (4) months.”'

III. Before a General Court Martial, convened at Pensacola, Florida, pursuant to General Orders No. 8, of February 30, 1863, from the Headquarters, District of Pensacola, and of which Colonel W. C. HOLBROOK, 7th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, is President, was arraigned and tried :

I. Captain Lawrens J. Joyce, 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers.

CHARGE 1st--" Violation of the 14th and 15th Articles of War.” SPECIFICATION—_“ In this, that the said L. J. Joyce, Captain, 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, did fraudulently enter, or cause to be entered, upon the muster and pay rolls of Company F, 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, the name of Thomas F. Coffin as a member of said company and regiment, and did certify said Thomas F. Coffin to have been enlisted at Brunswick, Maine, December 12th, 1861, by said L. J. Joyce, Captain, 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, and to have been mustered by Captain B. B. Murry, 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, July 12, 1862, at Camp Parapet, near Carrollton, La., and did issue to and draw rations for said Thomas F. Coffin, knowing the said certificate and said mustering in to have been false. All this at Camp Parapet, near Carrollton, La., on or about the 31st of August, 1862, and at Pensacola, Fla., on or about the 31st of October, 1862.”

CHARGE 2d_" Violation of the 39th Article of War.” SPECIFICATION—“ In this, that the said L. J. Joyce, Captain in the 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, did fraudulently enter or sign the name of Enoch Coburn, a private in Company F, 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, on the pay-roll of Company

F, of date of the 31st of December, 1861, and did receive from Major Usher, the Paymaster of the United States Army, the amount of money due the said Eroch Coburn, a private of the company and regiment aforesaid, being at the said time absent from his regiment, sick at his home in Brunswick, Maine, and though often requested, said L. J. Joyce, Captain, 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, has neglected and refused to pay said Enoch Coburn, of company and regiment as aforesaid, the amount of money thus fraudulently received. All this at Camp Arostook, Augusta, Maine, on or about the 17th day of December, 1862.”

CHARGE 30-_- Conduct unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman." SPECIFICATION Ist-“* In this, that Captain L. J. Joyce, of Company F, 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, did take and receive from Patrick Kelly, private of Company F, 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, the sum of two and one-half (21) dollars said sum being a bribe for not reporting said Patrick Kelly, of company and regi. ment aforesaid, who had been absent from his quarters without leave. All this at Camp Parapet, near Carrollton, La., on or about the 1st day of September, 1862.”

SPECIFICATION 20------ In this, that the said Captain L. J. Joyce, of Company F, 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, did take and receive from Eugene McCarty, a private in said company and regiment, the sum of one (1) dollar, the said sum being taken as a bribe for not reporting said McCarty, of company and regiment afor esaid, who had been absent from his quarters without leave. All this at Camp Parapet, near Carrollton, La., on or about September 1st, 1862.”

SPECIFICATION 30—.“ In this, that the said L. J. Joyce, Captain, Company F, 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, did fraudulently enter, or cause to be entered, on the allotment rolls of Company F, 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, the name of William McCarteny, private in said company, without his (McCarteny's) consent or knowledge, thus transferring one (1) dollar per month from the pay of said McCarteny's monthly pay to a minor son of said Joyce. All this at Brunswick, Maine, on or about the 26th of February, 1862.”

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

Of the 3d charge—“Guilty.”
And does thereforo sentence him, Captain Lawrence J. Joyce, 15th Regiment Maine
Volunteers, “ to be dismissed the service of the United States, and his pay stopped
from the 28th January, 1863."

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