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Confederate States District Court. --At 11 o'clock yesterday morning, according to adjournment the day before, Judge Halyburton opened his court. In the case of Frank M. Ganby, William G. Higgins, Charles McNeil, and Edward Middleton, members of Dement's Maryland battery, who claim their discharge from service, under writs of habeas corpus, on the ground of being exiles from Maryland, the petitioners were recognized for their appearance to-day. James H. Powell's petition for discharge from service was continued till Thursday. A writ of habeas corpus was awarded Amos M. Herring, and made returnable to-day. Court adjourned till to-day.
Confederate States district Court. Judge Halyburton's Court assembled again yesterday. The Habeas corpus petitions for discharge from service sued out by Frank M. Ganby, William G. Higgins, Charles McNeil and Edward Middleton, were continued till Monday next. Amos M. Herring was discharged from service, under a writ of habeas corpus, upon the ground of his being a constable in Samson county, North Carolina. In furtherance of Herring's claim, a certificate was produced from Governor Vance, of North Carolina, setting forth that his services were necessary to the proper administration of justice in said State. The court then adjourned till 11 o'clock this morning.
Writs of habeas corpus were awarded the following members of Dement's Maryland battery, made returnable on Monday next: J. W. F. Hatton, John R. Yates, William L. Sheirburn, James A. Dorsett, L. W. Jenkins, H. C. Bowie, Enoch R. Berry, Edward T. Richardson, Frank T. Wilson, Thomas H. Sunderland, Eugene Worthington, George W. Bassford, John T. Wilson, Thomas Williams, Lee M. Sutherland, H. D. G. C. Sargent, John Campbell, T. Bernard Gardner, Francis McWilliams and Daniel W. Lloyd. A writ of habeas corpus was awarded George G. Perrie, directed to Surgeon Lane, at the Winder Hospital, made returnable on Monday. Also, John W. Tucker, directed to Surgeon James B. McCaw, of Chimborazo Hospital, returnable on Monday. The case of William G. Higgins, Frank W. Ganby, Charles McNeil and Edward Middleton, members of Dement's battery, claiming exemption from service under a writ of habeas corpus, was postponed till this morning. The court will be opened this morning at 10 o'clock.
The Daily Dispatch: October 19, 1864., [Electronic resource], Confederate States District Court, yesterday. (search)
Confederate States District Court, yesterday. --Frank M. Gunby, William G. Higgins, Charles McNeil and Edward Middleton, members of Dement's Maryland battery, were discharged from the service under writs of Habeas corpus by order of Judge Halyburton. Writs of habeas corpus were awarded E. F. Anderson, a citizen of Maryland, and J. M. Haden, who claims exemption from military service in consequence of having purchased the same under the five hundred dollar clause. Haden belongs to a class of Christians who believe it against their creed to fight; and for their benefit a law was passed some time since exempting each one upon the payment of five hundred dollars.