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The Daily Dispatch: May 2, 1863., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
John G. B. Adams, Reminiscences of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Regiment 2 0 Browse Search
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John G. B. Adams, Reminiscences of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Regiment, Chapter 17: the exchange and return north. (search)
was an unusual sight, as all had come through the lines weeks before. I heard a voice say, How are you, captain? and looking up saw a white head sticking out of a bundle of rags, and recognized Sergt. Mike Scannell. I said, Mike, you are dead. Not yet, was the reply; but I have been mighty near it. I was sent out to die at Andersonville, from there was taken to Blackshire, Fla., kept until the war was over, then taken within several miles of our lines and turned loose. With him was Mike O'Brien of my company,--hard looking, but full of courage. On the 15th of May I was discharged by general order, went to Washington, received my full pay, with transportation to West Newbury, Mass. I waited to see the grand review of the armies before returning home. The first day the Army of the Potomac passed. As the 2d corps drew near I became anxious, and walked towards the Capitol. The white trefoil came in sight, and at the head of the dear old regiment rode Colonel Rice. He saw me
The Daily Dispatch: December 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], Seizure of a steamer — examination of Passengers — a Lady's Petticoat Quilted with Sewing Silk. (search)
ffer any violence against him, being in the execution of his office, on any pretence whatever, or shall disobey any lawful command of his superior officer, shall suffer death, or such other punishment as shall according to the nature of his offence, be inflicted upon him by the sentence of a court-martial." These two unfortunate men were found guilty of striking an officer while endeavoring to prevent them rescuing a prisoner then in his custody. Their names were Dennis Corcoran and Mike O'Brien--Irishmen by birth, but for some years residents of New Orleans. As the hour for the execution arrived some ten or fifteen thousand soldiers arrived upon the ground, and were formed on three sides of the spot selected. The men were brought up in a wagon and accompanied by a Catholic Priest. They were dressed in a full suit of Tiger uniform, and being men of fine manly forms presented a splendid appearance. They bore the ordeal bravely. Alighting from the wagon, each walked up to the
ng Peter Howard in stealing Whilam Stewart's pocket book, containing $200 and was acquitted. Francis McNamara, charged with beating his wife, failing to give security to keep the peace, was sent to jail. Patrick Call, James Wall, and Mike O'Brien were arranges ford orderly conduct; and breaking down the door of Lucy Timmons's house. All were required to give $300 security for their good behavior and none did so save O'Brien. James Currin was arraigned for unlawfully killing four O'Brien. James Currin was arraigned for unlawfully killing four ducks, valued at $8, the property of Elize Wright, When the case was examined it was found that the offence if any, had been committed beyond the city limits. Currin was sent in charge of an officer, to a county magistrate for examination. Mary Duke was brought up, charged with being in the riot of the 21 of April, on Main and Cary streets. The Mayor required her to give surety for her appearance before Judge Meredith, to be tried for misdemeanor, and she did it. Sunday cases involvi