Adjutant-General of the United States that on examination no charges had or could be preferred against Turner, and recommended his final discharge. May I now ask of you the official and personal kindness to forward that discharge to,
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN H. GILMER,
Box 707, Richmond Post-Office.
WAR DEPARTMENT, BUREAU OF MILITARY JUSTICE,
September 14, 1866.
Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.
In view of the within recent report of General Terry that evidence cannot, upon investigation, be found sufficient to warrant bringing this man to trial by a military court, no motive is perceived to remain for continuing in his case even the inconsiderable restraint of a parole.
WAR DEPARTMENT, September 19, 1866.
Respectfully referred to the Adjutant-General with directions to carry into effect the suggestions of the Judge-Advocate-General by giving a release from the parole.
By order of the Secretary of War:
L. H. PELOUZE,
HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE, VA.,
Fort Monroe, Va., September 2, 1866.
Bvt. Brigadier General H. S. BURTON, U. S. Army,
Commanding Post of Fort Monroe, Va.:
GENERAL: I have the honor to state that owing to the absence of Major-General Miles you are in command of this district.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
H. S. GANSEVOORT,
First Lieutenant, Fifth Artillery, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
Washington, September 3, 1866.
Major General NELSON A. MILES,
Commanding, Fort Monroe, Va.:
Orders were mailed to you at 3 p. m. August 30 relieving you from duty at Fort Monroe, and directing you to report in person to the Adjutant-General, bringing with the confidential records pertaining to your late command. Your appointment of colonel awaits you here.
E. D. TOWNSEND,
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