GENERAL COURT MARTIAL ORDERS NO. 20. HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI, VICKSBURG, MISS., JUNE 6 1865 [caption title].

Vicksburg, Ms. June 6, 1865. 4pp., on a small bifolium. Slight chips at upper right corner, two slits at gutter margin for intended binding. Faint foxing at edges. About very good. Item #WRCAM54371

A brief report on two courts-martial of two officers in the 58th Colored Infantry in Vicksburg, two months after the surrender of the Confederacy. Col. Simon M. Preston, the commanding officer of the regiment, was convicted of several charges relating to a false muster roll and intentionally reporting another officer as absent with leave; he was cashiered. Lieut. W.B. Brinkerhoff was found not guilty of drunkenness on duty and joining an expedition without authority. Not located in OCLC.

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