War of the Rebellion: Serial 044 Page 0089 Chapter XXXIX. The Gettysburg Campaign.

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erty suitably cared for, and, if not, what officers were in fault. The court will also report whether the retreat from martinsburg was properly conducted, and the public property suitably cared for; and, if not, what officer or officers were in fault. Detail for the court:Major General E. A. Hitchcock, U. S. Volunteers; Brig. General W. F. Barry, U. S. Volunteers ; Brig. General J. J. Abercrombie, U. S. Volunteers ; Captain R. N. Scott, judge-advocate. By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. Townsend,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

First day.

August 7, 1863-12 m.

The court met pursuant to above order. Present, all the members and the judge-advocate. No suitable rooms having been provided for the court, they adjourned to meet at 11 a. m. August 8, 1863.

Second day

August 8, 1863.

The court met pursuant to adjournment. Present, all the members and the judge-advocate. Major General R. H. Milroy, U. S. Volunteers, did not arrive until 12, 30 p. m. On his arrival in court, the special order convening the court was read to him, and he was asked if he had any objections to any member named therein, to which he replied in the negative. General Milroy then asked permission to employ counsel, and for delay, in order that the might be better prepared for the investigation. Both request were garanted, and the court adjourned to meet at 11 a. m. Monday, August 10, 1863.

Third day

Washington, August 10. 1863.

The court met pursuant to adjournment. Present, Major General E. A. Hitchcock, U. S. Volunteers; Brig. General J. J. Abercrombie, U. S. Volunteers; Captain R. N. Scott, judge-advocate. major-General Milroy having desired further delay in order to complete his preparations, the court adjourned to meet at 11 a. m. August 11, 1863.

Fourth day .

Washington, August 11, 1863.

Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present, Brig. General W. F. Barry, U. S. Volunteers ; Brig. General J. J. Abercrombie, U. S. Volunteers; Captain R. N. Scott, judge -advocate. The court waited until 12 m. for Major General E. A. Hitchcock, who did not arrive, and adjourned to meet at 11 a. m. August 12, 1863.

Fifth day.

Washington, August 12, 1863.

Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present, Brig. General W. F. Barry U. S. Volunteers; Brig. General J. J. Abercrombie, U. S. Volunteers; Captain R. N. Scott, judge advocate. The judge-advocate informed the court that he had just learned,