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FALVEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
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Robert M. O’Reilly
Published General Court Martial Orders Nos. 43, 44, 45 and 46. From: United States. Adjutant-General...
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Published General Court Martial Orders Nos. 43, 44, 45 and 46. From: United States. Adjutant-General's Office, July-August, 1870.
United States. Adjutant-General's Office.
Townsend, E. D. (Edward Davis), 1817-1893.
29 July 2015
Robert M. O'Reilly
United States. Army
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
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ADJUTANT GICNI-ZItAL"S OI<‘l"ICE GENERAL Connr MAn'r1.tL g W A R D E P A R T M E N T, lVas7tz'ngt0n, July 26, 1&i70. . OP.I)EItS No. 43. I...Before a General Court Martial which convened at Fort D. A. Russell, “'yoxning Territory, June 1, 1.70, pursuant to Special Orders No. 93, Headquarters Department of the Platte, Omaha, Nebraska, May 24, 1870, and of which Lieutenant Colonel THOMAS DUNCAN, 5th U. S. Cavalry, is President, was arraigned and tried- Qd Lieutenant Jlartin L. Brandt, U. S. Army, unassigned, (late of'7tl1 U. S. Infantry.) CHARGE I.-“ Conduct unbecoming an oflicer and a gentleman.” Specification 1st.-“ In this, that ‘2d Lieutenant Jlartin L. Brandt, 7th In- fantry, did sell his pay accounts for the month of February, 1870, to the firm of Messrs. Hussey 8:. Co., Bankers, at Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, after having previously disposed of accounts for the same period to other parties. This at the place above men- tioned, on or about February 19, 1870.” Spcczfcation Qd.-“In this, that he, the said 2d Lieutenant .l[ar(in L. Iframlt, 7th Infantry, having given to WV. A. Carter, post trader at Fort Bridger, W'y0xning Territory, his pay accounts for the month of February, 1870, afterwards gave his pay accounts for the same month to Hussey, Dahler & Co., of Salt Lake City, and did forbid the Chief Payrnaster to make payment on the first set of pay accounts ; the effect of this action being, if successful, to wrongfully deprive the said XV. A. Carter, of the amount of his pay accounts forthat month, and bring scandal and discredit upon the military service and the use of otlicers’ pay accounts, by the mercantile cotnnutnity. This at Camp Douglas, NVyotning Ter- ritory, in the month of March, 1870.” Spcczllication 3d.--“ In this, that he, the said 2d Lieutenant Jlarlin J). Brandt, 7th Infantry, did, at Camp Douglas, lVyon1ing Territory, on the ‘25th of February, 1870, address the following letter to the Chief Payrnaster, Department of the Platte, as follows: CAMP DOUGLAS, ‘VYOMING 'l‘ERllI'I'OItY, February, 25, 1870. T0 Cllllil" I‘AYMAS'l‘ER, l)tZl'AItT)IIiNT or Tut-2 1’t.,n'rr:, Omaha, .Nebraska. Sn: : I have the honor to inform you that I have transferred my pay accounts, for the months of March, May, and July, 1870, to Messrs. Lowry and Upton