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The Daily Dispatch: June 17, 1863., [Electronic resource],
Winchester captured. (search)
Not heard. --The charge against William W New of assaulting and beating L. Hoyer, was not disposed of by the Mayor yesterday because of the large amount of police business on hand. The charge against Napoleon Burke and John Hammon, two of Gen. Winder's detectives, of assaulting Michael Walls, was also continued till the 19th inst. This last case involves the legality of martial law, for which the Mayor can find no authority, and may probably lead to a lengthy discussion. If the Courts decide that martial law is unconstitutional, all the acts of the Provost Marshal and assistants under it are illegal, and may possibly lead to an endless number of law suite for the seizure of ardent spirits and other articles considered to be contraband and for the arrest and imprisonment of civilians.
The Daily Dispatch: June 20, 1863., [Electronic resource], Significant. (search)
Martial law. --Yesterday morning Napoleon Burke and John S. Hammond, two of the Provost Marshal's detectives, were before the May or to answer the charge of assaulting Michael Walls, contrary to law. The facts in the case are these: Under order of the Provost Marshal, the detectives are required to seize all ardent spirits brought to the city without written permission of the Marshal. On the morning in question these detective ascertained that Walls had received three barrels of liquor, a
it to be contraband, repaired to his store to seize it. When about to seize the liquor found in Walls's house an altercation sprang up between W and Hammond, W. giving H. the file. H. immediately seized W. and took him off to the Provost Marshal, Burke merely preventing Mrs. W. from interfering in the arrest of her husband.
As these officers hold their commissions as Confederate detectives, and claim to act under martial law, the Mayor contends that martial law is unconstitutional, and that th
The Daily Dispatch: August 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], Convention of
North Carolina brigades in — a Rebuke Administered to Unpatriotic citizens at home. (search)
's army Gen. Lee
The Daily Dispatch: September 17, 1863., [Electronic resource],
Twenty five dollars reward. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: November 16, 1863., [Electronic resource], Exchange of Surgeons. (search)
Hustings Court. --This Court of Justices closed their November term on Saturday last. The trial of Messrs. Brown, Sims, and King, for interfering with the police in the discharge of their duties, was concluded, and the parties acquitted. James McGee, indicted for assaulting Alonzo Travis. Nolle prosequi entered. August Rupert, indicted for selling liquor without a license. Fined $60 and costs. Napoleon Burke and John Hammond, Provost Detectives, indicted for assaulting Michael Walls. Nolle prosequi entered. Francis Devine, indicted for shooting at Benjamin G. Williams in the street. Found guilty, fined $100 and costs, and sent to jail for six months. V. Gerard, indicted for attempting to steal a hog from Mrs. Longest. Tried and acquitted.
Mayor's Court. --The following cases were disposed of by the Mayor yesterday morning: Allen Tyree, a free negro, charged with trespassing upon the premises of Benjamin B. Sayres, and using violent and threatening language towards him when ordered off, was adjudged entitled to be whipped to the extent of the law. The case of William, slave of Napoleon Burke, charged with receiving a carpet, valued at five hundred dollars, which was supposed to have been stolen, and Charles, slave of Mrs. Jane Phillips, charged with stealing said carpet, was called up for a hearing, but continued for a future day. Pleasant, slave of George Darby, charged with having in his possession a bag of meal, supposed to have been stolen, was ordered to be whipped. Alexander Buck, a white man, charged with forgery, and stealing a coat, the property of J. Caulfield, was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court. Gabriel, slave of William Greanor, was charged with stealing a la