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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 56 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 24 8 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 24 0 Browse Search
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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 9 1 Browse Search
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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 6 0 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 18: why I was relieved from command. (search)
can and ought to act on his own responsibility when the lives of thousands are in the balance; why not in punishing a rascal who has crept into the army? This matter is not well understood. In the acts of Congress military commissions and courts-martial are associated, and no discrimination is made as to their powers and duties. Andre is supposed by some historians to have been hung by order of a court-martial. That is erroneous. He was tried by a military commission, upon which was Lafayette. The commission recommended to Washington that he should be hanged, and Washington issued the order to that effect. The commission only ascertained the facts for Washington to act upon. I did not trouble military commissions much, except where there were many controverted facts. I have said I accounted for and turned over, when I gave up my department, five hundred thousand dollars. No dollar of it ever came out of the treasury of the United States, but it was collected in various wa
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 19: observations upon matters connected with the War. (search)
ld be done in regard to the offences of Mr. Davis against the Constitution and laws both civil and military. That commission should be composed of five, seven, or nine, of the major-generals in the army, to be selected by the President, to pass upon the facts and give him advice as to what he should do. This is all that a military commission can do, and is what was done in the case of Major Andre, a captured prisoner of war in the Revolution, the commission in his case being headed by General Lafayette. And as to the conduct of such a commission on the trial, I supposed that the fact of my being the senior major-general of the army might put me at the head of it. If so, I should conduct it substantially in this way: Charges should be preferred against Mr. Davis, of committing treason in carrying on war against the United States in the district of Virginia, and the overt acts alleged against him should be his reviewing of troops in arms against the United States and giving orders to