War of the Rebellion: Serial 015 Page 0322 OPERATIONS IN N.VA., W.VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

Search Civil War Official Records

questioning it has been brought before this court. And yet I have had to leave my command and undergo the humiliation of this investigation on a charge in my case as baseless as it is senseless, and this in as intelligent a country as ours claims to be. The charge of treason is a fit pendent to the one of drunkenness and quite as true, seeing that to this day I have never drunk anything but water.

Is it not a bad symptom in the nation when such things can take place? Can its officers sustain themselves under such a system, and render that service which the country needs in its present critical state and must have as a condition of its salvation?

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General.

SIXTY-THIRD DAY.

COURT-ROOM, COR. FOURTEENTH AND PA. AVENUE,

Washington, D. C., February 10, 1863.

* * * * * * *

The court was cleared.

The court was opened at 3.30 p.m. and adjourned to meet to-morrow, February 11, 1863, at 11 o'clock a.m.

SIXTY-FOURTH DAY.

COURT-ROOM, COR. FOURTEENTH AND PA. AVENUE,

Washington, D. C., February 11, 1863.

* * * * * * *

Brigadier-General Martindale being absent, and being engaged on certain papers pertaining to the investigation, the court adjourned to meet to-morrow, February 12, 1863, at 11 o'clock a.m.

SIXTY-FIFTH DAY.

SIXTY-ROOM, COR. FOURTEENTH AND PA. AVENUE,

Washington, D. C., February 12, 1863.

* * * * * * *

The court was cleared.

The court was opened at 3 o'clock p.m. and adjourned to meet to-morrow, February 13, at 11 o'clock a.m.

SIXTY-SIXTH DAY.

COURT-ROOM, COR. FOURTEENTH AND PA. AVENUE,

Washington, D. C., February 13, 1863.

* * * * * * *

The court continued in private session until 4.15 o'clock p.m., when it adjourned to meet to-morrow, February 14, 1863, at 11 o'clock a.m.