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Numbers 2. Record of the McDowell Court of Inquiry.

Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry convened in the city of Washington, D. C., on the 21st day of November, 1862, by virtue of the following order:

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 350. Washington, November 17, 1862.

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III. The Court of Inquiry ordered to assemble the 27th ultimo by Special Orders, 313, Headquarters of the Army, October 25, 1862, is hereby dissolved, and at the request of Major-General McDowell, U. S. Volunteers, a Court of Inquiry will assemble in this city at 11 o'clock a. m. on the 21st instant to inquire into certain charges against him.

Detail for the court.-Major General George Cadwalader, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General John H. Martindale, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General James H. Van Alen, U. S. Volunteers; Lieutenant Colonel Louis H. Pelouze, assistant adjutant-general, recorder of the court.

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By command of Major-General Halleck:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FIRST DAY.

JUDGE-ADVOCATE-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., November 21, 1862.

The court met pursuant to the foregoing order.

Present, Major General George Cadwalader, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General John H. Martindale, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General James H. Van Alen, U. S. Volunteers.

The presiding officer informed the court that Lieutenant Colonel Louis H. Pelouze, the reoccurred of the court, would not arrive in the city until to-morrow, the 22nd instant, he having received a dispatch to that effect. Also, that he had communicated to Major-General McDowell that his presence in court to-day would not be required, by reason of the absence of the recorder of the court.

The court adjourned to meet to-morrow, the 22nd November, 1862, at 11 o'clock a. m.

GEO. CADWALADER,

Major-General, President of the Court.

SECOND DAY.

COURT-ROOM, 467 SOUTH FOURTEENTH STREET,

Washington, D. C., November 22, 1862-11 a. m.

The court met pursuant [to] adjournment.

Present, Major General George Cadwalader, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General John H. Martindale, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General James H. Van Alen,