91st PA--orders, 14 January 1865

Orders, 14 January 1865

[source: company E orders book]
[see charge and specification against John Garrity, Provost Martial, 3rd district, Pennsylvania, 2 November 1864]

Head Quarters Military Governor
Alexandria Va, January 14th 1865
General Orders No 30 [?]


Before a Genl Court Marshal [sic] of which Capt. John B Morris 2nd Regt. D. C. Vols is President Convened at Alexandria Va on Monday December 19th [?] 1864. By Virtue of Paragraph IV of Genl. Order No 119. dated Hd Qrs, Military Governor Alexandria Va December 19th 1864, were arraigned & tried

[illegible number] John Garrity Company "E" 91st Regt. Pa Vols on the following Charge & Specification

Charge - Desertion
[He was originally charged with absence without leave.]

Specification In this: that the Said John Garrity Compy "E" 91st Pa. Vols., having been duly Enlisted in the Military Service of the U.S. did without proper authority absent himself from his hospital and so remained until apprehended at or near Philadelphia or or about the 29th of October 1864. This at or near Philadelphia Pa on or about the 14th day of July 1864.

To which Charge & Specification the prisoner John Garrity Co "E" 91st Regt Pa Vols pleaded

To the Specification Guilty

Of the Charge. Not Guilty

Findings. The court having maturely Considered the Evidence finds the Prisoner John Garrity Co "E" 91st Pa Vols as follows

of the Specification Guilty

" " Charge Guilty


The Court does therefore Sentence him John Garrity Co E 91st Pa Vols to be assigned to duty with such regiment as the Gen Commanding may direct with loss of all pay & allowances now due him, to forfeit ten (10) Dollars per month of his monthly pay for the period of his term of Service And make good all time lost by absence.

The proceedings findings & Sentence in the Case of

John Garrity Co "E" 91st Pa. Vols

are approved they will be delivered to the Provost Marshal [sic] Gen. A of P. for assignment to duty with such regiment as he may designate and this Sentence will be Executed

By Command of
Brig Genl F Slough

Rollin C Gale, Capt & A A G

John L Graham
Lieut & Adjt [perhaps "act Adjt"; this line is exceptionally dark]

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