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The Daily Dispatch: August 18, 1864., [Electronic resource], Ran away from my farm, at the Half-way
The Confederate States District Court. --The whole of the time of this court, on yesterday, was engaged with the argument of counsel in the case of Frederick Boyd, a detective on provost-marshal's guard, connected with the office of the provost-marshal of Richmond. Boyd was some time since arrested and lodged in Castle ThunBoyd was some time since arrested and lodged in Castle Thunder upon the charge of having offered a bribe to a detective connected with the War Office. Charges having been preferred against him, he was about to be tried by one of the military courts, when he objected to its jurisdiction upon the ground that he was a civilian and was entitled to be tried by the civil courts. The milit
istrict Court for a writ of habeas corpus to enable him to have the question of his military status determined.
It was elaborately argued by General Marshall that Boyd was a civilian and not subject to the articles of war, whilst it was as strenuously and as elaborately insisted by Mr. Aylett, the district attorney, that although