War of the Rebellion: Serial 016 Page 0507 Chapter XXIV. CAMPAIGN IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 362.

Washington, November 25, 1862.

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III. The military commission ordered to assemble on the 20th instant, by Special Orders, Numbers 350, November 17, 1862, from Headquarters of the Army, is hereby dissolved, and a general court-martial is hereby appointed, to meet in this city on the 27th instant, or as soon thereafter as practicable, for the trial of Major General Fitz John Porter, U. S. Volunteers.

Detail for the court.

Major General D. Hunter, U. S. Volunteers.

Major General E. A. Hitchcock, U. S. Volunteers.

Brigadier General Rufus King, U. S. Volunteers.

Brigadier General B. M. Prentiss, U. S. Volunteers.

Brigadier General James B. Ricketts, U. S. Volunteers.

Brigadier General Silas Casey, U. S. Volunteers.

Brigadier General James A. Garfield, U. S. Volunteers.

Brigadier General N. B. Buford, U. S. Volunteers.

Bvt. Brigadier General W. W. Morris,* U. S. Army.

Colonel J. Holt, Judge-Advocate-General, U. S. Army, judge advocate and recorder of the court.

No other officers than those named can be assembled without manifest injury to the service.

By command of Major-General Halleck:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,

Numbers 18.

Washington, January 22, 1863.

I. Before a general court-martial,+ which convened in the city of Washington, D. C., November 27, 1862, pursuant to Special Orders, Numbers 362, dated Headquarters of the Army, November 25, 1862, and of which Major General D. Hunter, U. S. Volunteers is president, was arraigned and tried

Major General Fitz John Porter, U. S. Volunteers.

CHARGE 1st.-Violation of the Ninth Article of War.

Specification 1st.-In this, that the said Major General Fitz John Porter, of the Volunteers of the United States, having received a lawful order, on or about the 27th August, 1862, while at or near Warrenton Junction, in Virginia, from Major General John Pope, his superior and commanding officer, in the following figures and letters, to wit:-

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA, Bristoe Station, August 27, 1862-6.30 p. m.

Major General FITZ JOHN PORTER, Warrenton Junction:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you start at 1 o'clock to-

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*Brigadier General J. P. Slough, U. S. Volunteers, substituted for Bvt. Brigadier General W. W. Morris, U. S. Army, by Special Orders, Numbers 364, Adjutant-General's Office, November 26, 1862.

+The record of this court is printed in Ex. Doc. Numbers 71, House of Representatives, third session Thirty-seventh Congress, and Ex. Doc. Numbers 37, Senate, first session Forty-sixth Congress.

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