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SPECIFICATION 20--In this : that he, Col. John McCluskey, 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, while on board the transport ship Great Republic, on the passage from Portland, Me., to Ship Island, Miss., did use threatening language and gestures towards J. Nowland, Adjutant 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers. This on or about the night of April 2d, 1862.

SPECIFICATION 30-In this : that he, Col. John McCluskey, Colonel of the 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, while on board the transport ship Great Republic, as aforesaid, did use reproachful and provoking speeches and gestures towards Lieut. Col. Isaac Dyer, of the 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, and towards J. Nowland , Adjutant of the same regiment; and that while the said Adjutant Nowland was endeavoring to restrain the said McCluskey from inflicting personal violence on the said Lieut. Col. Dyer, this said McCluskey called said Dyer a coward, and presented a pistol and threatened personal violence to said Adjutant Nowland, unless he (the said McCluskey) was permitted to approach and enter the state-room of Lieut. Col. Isaac Dyer, and in which the said Dyer then was. This on or about the night of April 2d, 1862.

CHARGE THIRD,

* Neglect of Duty." SPECIFICATION-In this : that he, Col. John McCluskey, 15h Regiment Maine Volunteers, has wholly failed to perform the duties appertaining to his office during the whole period of his connection with the regiment.

To all which charges and specifications the accused pleaded Not Guilty.

FINDING OF THE COURT.

After mature deliberation upon the testimony adduced, the Court finds the prisoner, Col. John McCluskey. 15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, as follows :

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

Of the third charge-Not Guilty.
And the Court does therefore acquit him,

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The proceedings of the General Court Martial in tho foregoing case have been transmitted to the General commanding the Department of the Gulf, and are by bim

approved. Col. John McCluskey,15th Regiment Maine Volunteers, will resume his sword.

III.

The General Court Martial, of which Col. HENRY W. BiRcE is President, is dissolved.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER :

GEO. C. STRONG,

Assistant Adjutant General.

No. 34.

Nero Orleans, May 28, 1862.

The commanders of all regiments and corps will make their muster rolls for payment up to the 1st of May, and forward them immediately to Majors Locke and Hill, at the Quartermaster's Office.

The promptness and correctness with which the proper rolls are furnished will inisure priority of payment.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER :

R. S. DAVIS,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant General.

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