War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0479 Chapter XXXVIII. MUTINY AT FORT JACKSON, LA.

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13. Private James Hagan, Company B, Fourth Infantry, Corps d'Afrique.

CHARGE.-Mutiny.

PLEA.-"Not guilty."

FINDING.-"Not guilty."

And the court does, therefore, acquit him, Private James Hagan, Company B, Fourth Infantry, Corps d'Afrique.

14. Lieutenant Colonel Augustus W. Benedict, Fourth Infantry, Corps d'Afrique.

CHARGE.-Inflicting cruel and unusual punishment, to the prejudice of good and military discipline.

PLEA.-"Not guilty."

FINDING.-"Guilty."

And the court does, therefore, sentence him, Lieutenant Colonel Augustus W. Benedict, Fourth Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, "to be dismissed the service."

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IV. The proceedings, findings, and sentences in the cases of Musician Edward B. Smith, Company B; Corporal Lewis Cady, Company K; Privates Charles Taylor, Company K; Abram Singleton, Company F; Willis Curtis, Company D, and Julius Boudro, Company D, Fourth Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, are approved. The sentences will be carried into execution at Fort Jefferson, Fla. The provost-marshal-general, Department of the Gulf, is charged with their execution.

The proceedings, findings, and sentences in the cases of Private Frank Williams, Company I, Fourth Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, and Private Abraham Victoria, Company D, Fourth Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, are approved; but the execution of the sentences is suspended until further orders, and they will be turned over to the provost-marshal-general, Department of the Gulf, to be sent to Fort Jefferson, Fla., there to be kept in close confinement.

The proceedings and findings in the cases of Corporal Henry Green, Company G; Private Jacob Kennedy, Company D; Private Volser Verrett, Company D, and Private James Hagan, Company B, all of the Fourth Regiment of Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, are approved. They will be released from confinement, and returned to duty.

In the case of Private James H. Moore, No. 2, Company F, Fourth Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, the proceedings are disapproved, the evidence being conflicting and unsatisfactory. He will be released from confinement, and returned to duty.

In the case of Lieutenant Colonel Augustus W. Benedict, the proceedings, findings, and sentence are confirmed. He ceased from this date to be an officer in the military service of the United States.

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V. The general court-martial of which Colonel F. S. Rutherford, Ninety-seventh Regiment Illinois Volunteers, is president, is dissolved.

By command of Major-General Banks:

G. NORMAN LIEBER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.