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FINDING OF THE COURT.

The Court, having maturely weighed and considered the evidence adduced in the charges and specifications against Lieut Joseph R. Salla, 4th Battery Massachusetts Volunteers, both on the side of the prosecution and of the accused, is of the opinion, that Joseph R. Salla, First Lieutenant of the Ith Battery Massachusetts Volunteers, is--

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

Of the second charge--Guilty.
And does therefore sentence the said Joseph R. Salla, First Lieutenant of the 4th
Battery Massachusetts Volunteers, to be dismissed the sereice. The date of such
dismission to be the day of the publication of such proceedings.

VI. John McNULTY, Private of Company F, 13th Regiment Maine Volunteers.

CHARGE FIRST.

Intoxication." SPECIFICATION—In this : that the said John McNulty, at Pass Christian, on the 2d day of June, 1862, became intoxicated, and on being ordered by his Captain to take a blanket and proceed to the transport lying at the pier, did refuse so to do.

CHARGE SECOND.

6. Violation of the 9th Article of War.”' SPECIFICATION-In this : that the said John McSulty, at Ship Island, the 2d day of June, 1862, on being ordered by Corporal B. A. Elwell to go with him to the guard-house of the 13th Regiment Maine Volunteers, did refuse sr to do, and did strike said Corporal Elwell in the back of the neck.

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

FINDING OF THE COURT.

The Court, having maturely weighed and considered the evidence in support of the aforesaid charges and specifications, is of opinion, that the said Private John Mc Vulty, of Company F, 13th Regiment Maine Volunteers, is--

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 does therefore sentence the said Jolin McNulty, private in Company F. of the

13th Regiment Maine Volunteers, to be confined to hard labor, at Ship Island, Miss., for the term of two months.

VII. Ezra READ, Surgeon 21st Regiment Indiana Volunteers.

CHARGE.

Embezzlement, as mentioned in Article 36, Articles of War." SPECIFICATION--In this : that the said Ezra Read, Surgeon of the 21st Indiana Volunteers, did, on or about April 15th, 1862, take and convert to his own use certain boxes, containing hospital goods, the property of said regiment, and send the same to the Express Office of Messrs. Adams & Co., at Ship Island, and order the same to be expressed to Indianapolis or elsewhere, with the intent to embezzle and convert to his own use the said boxes of hospital goods and merchandise.

This at Ship Island, Miss., on or about said day.

To which the accused pleaded as follows:
To the specification--Not Guilty.
To the charge-Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT,

The Court then closed and proceeded to deliberate on the testimony adduced. and having maturely considered the same, adjudged, that the accused, of the specification aforesaid, is Not Guilty ; of the said charge, Not Guilty.

VIII. Wm. W. Chixock, Corporal of Company F, 26th Massachusetts Volunteers.

CHARGE.

Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline." SPECIFICATION— In this : that the said Corporal Wm. W. Chinock, of Company F, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, did entice a negro woman, called Mary Ellen de Riley, who was living at Fort St. Philip, into a boat, stating that he had orders from his Captain to bring her to Fort Jackson. That after he had gained sufficient distance from the shore, the said Corporal Wm. W. Chinock, did have unlawful sexual intercourse with her, the said Mary. This at or near Fort Jackson, on or about the 10th day of June, 1862.

To which the prisoner pleaded as follows:
Not guilty to the specification.
Not guilty to the charge.

FINDING OF THE COURT. The Court, having maturely weigbed and considered the evidence adduced, both on the part of the prosecution and of the accused, is of opinion that Wm. W. Chinock, Corporal in Company F, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, of the aforesaid specification, is Not Guilty; of the charge, Guilty, and does therefore sentence him, the said Wm. W. Chinock, Corporal in Company F, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, to be reduced to the ranks, in presence of bis regiment, and forfeit to the United States ten dollars per month of his monthly pay for four months.

IX. Private DANIEL SMITA, Company H, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.

CHARGE FIRST.

Disobedience of Orders.SPECIFICATION—In this : that Private Daniel Smith, of Company H, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, having been ordered by his superior officer, 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

1862.

of July,

CHARGE SECOND.

Stealing." SPECIFICATION--In this : that Private Daniel Smith, of Company H, 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.

CHARGE THIRD.

Absence without leave." SPECIFICATION–In this : that Private Daniel Smith, of Company H, 13th Regiment 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:
Not guilty to the specification, first charge.
Not guilty to the first charge.
Not guilty to the specification, second charge.
Not guilty to the second charge.
Not guilty to the specification, third charge.
Not guilty to the third charge.

FINDING OF THE COURT.
The Court, having maturely weighed and considered the evidence adduced, is
of the opinion, that Daniel Smith, private of Company H, 13th Regiment Connecticut
Volunteers, is---

Of the specification, first charge--Not Guilty.
Of the first charge-Not Guilty.
Of the specification of the second charge--Not Guilty.
Of the second charge--Not Guilty.
Of the specification, third charge-Guilty.

Of the third charge-Guilty.
And does therefore sentence Private Daniel Smith, of Company H, 13th Regiment
Connecticut Volunteers, to do guard duty every two days for one month.

X. David S. STRONG, Company H, 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.

CHARGE FIRST.

* Conduct to the prejudice 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.

CILARGE SECOND.

** Absence without Leave.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 as follows :
To the specification of the first charge--Guilty.
To the first charge-Guilty.
To the specification of the second charge--Guilty.
To the second charge--Guilty.

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 first charge-Guilty.
Of the specification of the second 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,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant General.

No. 54.

New 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,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant Generai.

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