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Published General Court Martial Orders No. 47. From: United States. Adjutant-General's Office, Augus...
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Published General Court Martial Orders No. 47. From: United States. Adjutant-General's Office, August 22, 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 GENEltAL’S OFFICE, GENERAL COURT Mnrrmr. WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, August 522, 1870. Oamans No. 47. I..Before a General Court Martial which convened at Fort McHenry, Maryland, May 17, 1870, pursuant to Special Orders No 90, Headquar- ters Department of the East, New York City, May 11, 1870, and of which Colonel HORACI-I BROOKS, 4th U. S. Artillery, is President, was arraigned and tried-' 1st Lieutenant Erwin Scclcy, 4th U. S. Artillery. CHARGE I.-“Disobedience of the lawful command of his superior officer.” Specification 1st.-“In this, that he, 1st Lieutenant Erwin Seeley, 4th Artillery, U. S. A., being on duty at Fort 'Washington, Maryland, on the 1st February, 1870, as Acting Assistant Commissary of Subsist- ence of that post, and having been ordered by the commanding otiicer, Brevet Major General A. P. Howe, to turn over to Lieuten- ant W'illiam Everett, 4th Artillery, the oflicer ordered to relieve him, all the property, money, books, and papers in his charge pertaining to the Commissary Department, did fail to turn over to Lieutenant Everett aforesaid, the sum of nine lumdred and forty- three dollars and eighty-four cents, ($943 84,) or thereabouts, of said money, and when the said amount was required of him, the said Lieutenant Seeley, by the said Lieutenant Everett on or about the 16th February, 1870, he the said Lieutenant Seleley did refuse to turn the said amount or any portion of the said amount over as ordered by his commanding oflicer aforesaid. This at Fort “lash- ington, Maryland, on or about the date above specified.” Specification 53d.--“In this, that he, 1st Lieutenant Erwin Secley, 4th Artillery, U. S. A., being on duty at Fort lVashington, Maryland, on the 1st February, 1870, as Acting Assistant Quartermaster of that post, and having been ordered by his commanding otlicer, lirevet Major General A. 1’. llowe, on the 1st February, 1870, to turn over to Lieutenant ‘Villiam Everett, -lth Artillery, the ollicer ordered to relieve him, all the property, money, books, and papers in his charge pertaining to the Q11artei‘iiiastei"s Department, did fail to turn over to the said Lieutenant Everett, forty-eight