War of the Rebellion: Serial 114 Page 0473 EARLY EVENTS IN MISSOURI, ETC.

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The commission finds the prisoner, Thomas Henly, guilty of thecharge and specification and does therefore sentence him to be confinedand imprisoned at hard labor during the war at such place as the commanding general may direct.

Fiding approved. The sentence will be mitigated to confinement during the present war in the military prison at Alton.

John H. Bently.

CHARGE: Violation of the laws and customs of war.

Specification. - In this, that the said John H. Bently on or about the 20th day of December, 1861, at the county of Montgomery in the State of Missouri and within the lines occupied by the lawfully authorized military forces of the United States did unlawfully and of his own wrong take up arms as an insurgent and commit acts of hostility against the said military forces of the United States, the said John H. Bently not then and there being a soldier belonging to any lawfully authorized and organized military forces at war with the United States and without being lawfully commanded thereto by any competent civil or military authority, contrary to the laws and customsof war in like cases.

To which charge and specification the prisoner pleaded not guilty.

The commission finds the prisoner, John H. Bently, guilty of the charge and specification and does therefore sentence him to be confined and imprisoned at hard labor during the war at such place as the commanding general may direct.

Finding approved. Sentencewill be mitigated to imprisonment during the present war in the military prison at Alton.

Marshall Boswell.

CHARGE: Violation of the laws and customs of war.

Specification. - In this, that Marshall Boswell on or about the 20th day of December, 1861, at the county of Montgomery in the State of Missouri and within the lines occupied by the lawfull authorized military forces of the United States did unlawfully and of his own wrong take up arms as an insurgent and commit acts of hostility against the said military forces of the United States, the said Marshall Boswell not then and there being a soldier belonging to any lawfully authorized and organized military forces at war with United States and without being thereto lawfully commanded by any competent cvil or military authority, contrary to the laws and customs of war in like cases.

To which charge and specification the prisoner pleaded not guilty.

The commission finds the prisoner, Marshall Boswell, guilty of the charge and specification and does therefore sentence him to be confined and imprisoned at hard labor during the war at such place as the commanding general may direct.

Finding approved. The sentence will be mitigated to imprisonment during the present war in the military prison at Alton.

Samuel Rice.

CHARGE: Violation of the laws and customs of war.

Specification. - In this, that the said Samuel Rice on or about the 20th day of December, A. D. 1861, in the county of Montgomery in the State of Missouri and within the lines occupied by the military forces of the United States did unlawfully and of his own wrong take up arms as an insurgent and commit acts of hostility against the said military forces, the said Samuel Rice not then and there being a soldier belonging to any lawfully authorized military force at war with the United States and without being then and there commanded by any competent civil or military authority, contrary to the laws and customs of war inlike cases.

To which charge and specification the prisoner pleaded not guilty.

To commission finds the prisoner, Samuel Rice, guilty of the charge and specification and does therefore sentence him to be confined and imprisoned at hard labor during the war at such place as the commanding general may direct.

Finding approved. The sentence will be mitigated to confinement during the present war in the military prison at Alton.

James Penn.

CHARGE: Violation of the laws and customs of war.

Specification. - In this, that the said James Penn on or about the 20th day of December, 1861, at the county of Montgomery in the State of Missouri and within