y to do so, and particularly with reference to General Banks at the battle of Cedar Mountain, and General Sigel at the battle of Groveton, or Manassas.
On this I have to submit official papers, and with the evidence of those mentioned in the margin.
Fifth--Finally I ask an investigation into the charge very generally made against me, and which affects very seriously my character — to wit, that of drunkenness.
On this I wish the evidence of the following persons: Lieut-Gen. Scott, Major Gens Hunter, Wool, Pope, Sumner, Heintselman, Keyes, Franklin, Hooker, Schuyier, Hamilton, etc.
At far as possible I beg leave to suggest that it may be well to take up the subjects in chronological order.
It in the foregoing it shall appear that I have omitted anything, I trust to the indulgence of the Court to permit me to add whatever may be wanting.
Irvin McDowell, Major General
After the reading of this paper the Court went into and so over two hours, w