1863 Court Martial - Signed by General Alpheus Williams - 29th Pennsylvania Prisoners

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1863 Court Martial - Signed by General Alpheus Williams - 29th Pennsylvania Prisoners

429.99

Item #SQ4081960

Offered here is an interesting January 1863 Civil War document concerning a court martial in the 29th Pennsylvania Volunteers. The Captain of Company G had allegedly disobeyed his commanding officer's orders concerning records related to prisoners back in June, 1862. Full transcript of the document below. The reverse side of the document features a brief docket summary and several endorsements, including those of Colonel John K. Murphy, commanding the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps and Brigadier General Alpheus S. Williams, commanding the 1st Division. General Williams disapproved and returned the document to the regiment. The note to the right of the endorsements says that the Captain in question "left some time in the morning."

The document reads:

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Charges and Specifications preferred against Captain Jesse R. Millison Company "G," 29th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Charge 1st. Disobedience of Orders

Specification. That Captain Jesse R. Millison Company "G" 29th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers did refuse to obey an order (no 73), issued by Major Michael Scott the Commanding Officer of the Regiment, Commanding the said Captain Jesse R. Millison, who was at the time acting as Deputy Provost Marshal at Martinsburg Va, to turn over all papers connected with the office there, and all the Prisoners to Captain Davis M. Lane, and when relieved to proceed at once with his Company to Williamsport Md, the said Captain Jesse R. Millison saying that he would not obey such an order.

This on or about the 25th day of June 1862

Charge 2nd. Contempt and disrespect towards his Commanding Officer.

Specification. That the aforesaid Captain Jesse R. Millison did on receiving the aforesaid Order (no 73), write in a disrespectful manner to Major Michael Scott the Commanding Officer of the Regiment, and did also use disrespectful language about the said Major Michael Scott in the present of the Enlisted men of his Company. this at Martinsburg Va, on or about the 25th day of June 1862.

Michael Scott, Major
Commdg 29th Penna. Vols.

Witnesses
Major Micheal Scott 29th Pa Vols
Sergt Major John D. Wilson
Sergt William Triles, Co G
Capt Davis M. Lane, Co B
Lieut Robert P. Dechert, Co G
1st Sergt Allan T. Metz, Co G
Corpl Joseph B Fithian, Co H
Private Alexander Nichols, Co D

The document is written upon an oversized bifolium stationery sheet with embossed corner, size 8" x 12 1/2". The paper is in good sturdy condition, not stiff, and not particularly delicate. Very little wear to edges and corners. Strong, clear, and legible throughout.

*Note: The portrait of Williams shown in one of our photos is not included with the document.

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