War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0476 W.FLA., S.ALA., S.MISS., LA., TEX., N.MEX. Chapter XXXVIII.

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The commission then adjourned to meet to-morrow morning at 10 a.m.

F. J. HERRON,

Major-General of Volunteers, President of Military Commission.

G. NORMAN LIEBER,

Major and Judge-Advocate.

NEW ORLEANS,

December 14, 1863-10 a.m.

The commission met pursuant to adjournment.

Present, all the members.

The proceedings of the previous day were then read and approved, and, there being no further business before the commission, it adjourned sine die.

F. J. HERRON,

Major-General of Volunteers, President of Commission.

HORACE BINNEY SERGEANT,

Colonel, and Acting Aide-de-Camp.

STEPHEN HOYT,

Captain, and Commissary of Subsistence.

G. NORMAN LIEBER,

Major, and Judge-Advocate.

ADDENDA.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

No. 90.

New Orleans, December 30, 1863.

I. Before a general court-martial, convened at Fort Jackson, Louisiana, pursuant to Special Orders, Nos.315, 316, and 317, of December 17,18 and 19, and reconvened pursuant to Special Orders, No. 326, of December 30, current series, from these headquarters, and of which Colonel F. S. Rutherford, Ninety-seventh Regiment Illinois Volunteers, is president, were arraigned and tried:

1. Musician Edward S. Smith, Company B, Fourth Infantry, Corps d'Afrique.

CHARGE.-Mutiny.

PLEA.-"Not guilty."

FINDING.-"Guilty."

And the court does, therefore, sentence him "to be imprisoned at hard labor for one year on such permanent fortification as the commanding general may direct."

2. Private Frank Williams, Company I, Fourth Infantry, Coprs d'Afrique.

CHARGE.-Mutiny.

PLEA.-"Not guilty."

FINDING.-"Guilty."

And the court does, therefore, sentence him, Frank Williams, private Company I, Fourth Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, "to be shot to death