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SUPPLEMENT TO VOL. XII, PART II.

THE FITZ JOHN PORTER COURT-MARTIAL.

PROCEEDINGS OF A GENERAL COURT-MARTIAL WHICH CONVENED AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, BY VIRTUE OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL ORDER:

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTER 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.

WASHINGTON, D. C., November 27, 1862.

The court met at 11 a. m., pursuant to the foregoing order.

Present, Major General D. Hunter, U. S. Volunteers; Major General E. A. Hitchcock, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General B. M. Prentiss, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General James B. Ricketts, U. S. Volunteers; Colonel J. Holt, Judge-Advocate-General. Absent, Brigadier General Rufus King, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General Silas Casey, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General James A.