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said refusal, absent himself from the barracks of his regiment for a number of hours. This at New Orleans, on or about May 1, 1863."

CHARGE FOURTH.

Absence without Leave.SPECIFICATION --" In this, that said Lieutenant E. G. Hoffman, 165th Regiment New York Volunteers, did absent himself from the regiment for a number of hours, without the permission of his commanding officer. This at New Orleans, Louisiana, on or about May 1, 1863."'

To all of wbich 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, fourth charge---- Guilty."
Of the fourth charge---- Guilty.”
Of the third specification, third charge --"Guilty.”
Of the second specification, third charge---"Guilty.”
Of the first specification, third charge---"Guilty.”
Of the third charge--"Guilty.”'
Of the specification, second charge—“Guilty."
Of the second charge---"Guilty.”
Of the specification, first charge---- Guilty.”

Of the first charge--"Guilty.”
And does therefore sentence him, said Lieutenant E. G. Hoffman, 165th Regiment
New York Volunteers, “ to be dismissed the service of the United States."

6. Lieutenant Colonel Edward Bacon, 6th Regiment Michigan Volunteers.

CHARGE.

si Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline" SPECIFICATION—"In this, that Lieutenant Colonel Edward Bacon, 6th Regiment Michigan Volunteers, when not in command of the post, and wben his superior officer and commander of the post was near at band, did grant permission to Lieutenant Trask, of Company H, 6th Regiment Michigan Volunteers, to go beyond the lines into the enemy's country, and the said Lieutenant Trask remained absent over 48 hours on said permission. This at South Manchac Pass, State of Louisiana, on the 12th day of April, 1863.”

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---- Not Guilty.”:

Of charge--" Not Guilty.”
And does therefore fully acquit him.

7. First Lieutenant Emory P. Andrews, 31st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers,

Provost Sheriff of the Department of the Gulf.

CHARGE. Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline." SPECIFICATION Ist—" In this, that he, First Lieutenant Emory P. Andrews, 31st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, Provost Sheriff of the Department of the Gulf, seeing a sentinel, while on post and under his command, without adequate cause, assaulting, beating, and otherwise ill-treating an unoffending person in citizen's clothes, did not interpose or stop the outrageous proceedings of the sentinel ; but, on the contrary, after the said person had been arrested by the sentinel, did in substance declare to said person, that the said sentinel had acted in accordance with the orders of him, the said Lieutenant, thereby approving the conduct of the sentinel. This in the presence of soldiers and citizens of New Orleans, Louisiana, on or about the 28th day of April, 1803."

SPECIFICATION 21.--- In this, that he, First Lieutenant Emory P. Andrews, 31st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, Frovost Sheriff of the Department of the Gulf, a sentinel under his command having made an unprovoked assault upon a peaceable person in citizen's attire, and having without cause beaten and otherwise illtreated the said person, and having arrested and taken the said person to a guardhouse, and he (the said Lieutenant) having been duly advised of the premises, and likewise that the said person was captain of a frigate in the service of a foreign government, did to the said person, and in the presence of said sentinel and other soldiers under the said Lieutenant's command, approve and uphold such misconduct of the sentinel, and suffer said sentinel and other soldiers under his command in and about said guard house, and in presence and hearing of said person, to talk in a boisterous, abusive and derisive manner of and towards the said person, and thereby and otherwise did ill-use the said person, such officer as aforesaid, and did fail to treat him with that courtesy and respect due to an officer of such rank in the service of a government at peace with the United States, to the prejudice of good order and military discipline. Tbis at New Orleans, Louisiana, on or about the 28th day of April, 1863.”'

To which charge and specifications the accused pleaded “Not Guilty.”

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

Of the first specification--"Not Guilty.”
Of the second specification—"Not Guilty.”

Of the charge—“Not Guilty.”
And does therefore acquit him.

8. Captain Davis W. Baiey, Company H, 420 Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers,

CHARGE FIRST.

Disobedience of Orders.SPECIFICATION--. In this, that be, Captain Davis W. Bailey, Company H, 420 Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, when ordered by Lieutenant Colonel J.Stedman, in the execution of his office, and through Captain 0. W. Leonard, senior Captain of Companies C and II, 420 Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, and to whom the order was addressed, to send to the Regimental Headquarters bis Company Descriptive Book, did absolutely refuse and tail so to do. All this at Camp Parapet, Louisiana, on or about the 13th day of April, 1803."

CHARGE SECOND.

Conduct unbecoming an Officer and a Genlieman." SPECIFICATION Ist---- In this, that he, Captain Davis W. Bailey, 12d Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, when notified by Captain 0. W. Leonard, senior Captain of Companies C and H, 42d Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, that he (Captain Leonard) had received an order from Lieutenant Colonel J. Stedman (commanding 42d Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers), to send to the Regimental Headquarters the Descriptive Books of said Companies C and II, did then and there use disrespectful language of his superior officer, saying in substance as follows: The Colonel or no other man can have my company books. All this at Camp Parapet, Louisiana, on or about the 13th day of April, 1863."

SPECIFICATION 20.--.“ In this, that he, Captain Davis W. Bailey, Company H, 420 Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, did, on or about the 13th day of April, 1863, at or near his quarters at Camp Parapet, Louisiana, when waited on by an orderly from the Regimental Headquarters of the 42d Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, which orderly was sent by Lieutenant Colonel J. Stedman, in the execution of bis office, with a written order to Companies C and H, 420 Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, to forward their Company Descriptive Books for copying on the Regimental Records, did refuse to send bis Descriptive Book and neglect so to do. All this at Camp Parapet, Louisiana, on or about the 13th day of April, 1863."

CHARGE TIHIRD.

Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Jilitary Discipline." SPECIFICATION---- In this, that be, Captain Davis W. Bailey, Company H, 42d Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, when informed by Captain Leonard, senior Captain of Companies C and II, 420 Regiment Vassachusetts Volunteers, that the Lieutenant Colonel had sent an order for the Descriptive Books of said comp: nies, did then and there, at or near his quarters, at Camp Parapet, Louisiana, and in the presence of Captain Leonard and at least two enlisted min of the 421 Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, refuse to send his Descriptive Book, áverring in substance as follows: • Lieutenant Colonel Stedman or no other man can have my company books. All this at Camp Parapet, Louisiana, on or about the 13th day of April,

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, first charge--"Not Guilty."
Of the first charge--- Vot Guilty.”
Of the first specification, second charge--"Not Guilty."
Of the second specification, second charge--"Not Guilty.”
Of the second charge---- Not Guilty.”
Of the specification, third charge--" Not Guilty.”'

Of the third charge--" Not Guilty.”'
And does therefore acquit him.

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II. Before a General Court Martial, convened at United States Barracks, Key West, Florida, pursuant to Special Orders No. 23, of March 9th, 1863, from “ Headquarters, United States Forces, Key West and Tortugas," and of which Captain J. P. SHENDEL GOBIN, 47th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, is President, was arraigned and tried :

1. First Lieutenant John 7. Shepard, of the 90th Regiment New York Volunteers.

CHARGE.

Drunkenness on Duly:"' SPECIFICATION—_" In this, that First Lieutenant John T. Shepard, 90th Regiment New York Volunteers, did appear and take command of his guard party in a state of drunkenness, on the parade ground of the Light-House Barracks, Key West, Florida, on or about the 28th day of February, 1863.”

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, the said Lieutenant John T. Shepard, Company D. 90th Regiment New York Volunteers, “ to be cashiered.”

III. Before a General Court Martial, convened at Key West, Florida, pursuant to Special Orders No. 130, of March 7th, 1863, from the Headquarters, Department of the South, and of which Colonel JOSEPH S. MORGAN, 90th Regiment New York Volunteers, is President, were arraigned and tried :

1. Captain Ellward D. Smyth, 90th Regiment New York Volunteers.

CHARGE FIRST.

Violation of the 7th Article of War.SPECIFICATION—"In this, that Captain Edward D. Smyth, 90th Regiment New York Volunteers, did join in a seditious combination of officers of the 90th Regiment New York Volunteers. Tbis at Key West, Florida, on or about the 20th day of February, 1863."

CHARGE SECOND.

- Violation of the 8th Article of War.SPECIFICATION 1st—" In this, that Captain Edward D. Smuyth, 90th Regiment New York Volunteers, being present at an unlawful and seditious assemblage of officers of the 90th Regiment New York Volunteers, held at the Light-House Barracks, Key West, Florida, did not use his utmost endeavors to suppress the same. This at Key West, Florida, on or about the 20th day of February, 1863.”

SPECIFICATION 20--" In this, that Captain Edward D. Smyth, 90th Regiment New York Volunteers, having knowledge of an intended unlawful and seditious assemblage of officers of the 90th Regiment New York Volunteers being held at the Light-House Barracks, Key West, Florida, did not, without delay, give information of the same to his commanding officer. This at Key West, Florida, on or about the 20th day of February, 1863."

CHARGE THIRD.

Rebellious Conduct, tending to excite Mutiny." SPECIFICATION 1st—“In this, that Captain Edward D. Smyth, 90th Regiment New York Volunteers, did, with thirteen other officers of the 90th Regiment New York Volunteers, tender bis resignation, and insist upon its being forwarded, at a time when there were apprehensions of a general resistance to the execution of an order from the Headquarters of the Department of the South. This at Key West, Florida, on or about the 20th day of February, 1863.”

SPECIFICATION 2d—“ In this, that Captain Edward D. Smyth, 90th Regiment New York Volunteers, did, after so tendering his resignation, positively refuse to withdraw the same, when requested to do so by his commanding officer, Colonel Joseph S. Morgan, 90th Regiment New York Volunteers, then commanding the post, be having been notified by his commanding officer that there were apprehensions of immediate danger at the post. All this at Key West, Florida, on or about the 20th day of February, 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, first charge—“Not Guilty.”
Of the first charge---" Not Guilty.”
Of the first specification, second charge---- Not Guilty."

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