, in the United States District Court here, decided this morning the important habeas corpus
case of Ralph Abercrombie
, held by General Wolley
, charged with being a spy and deserting to the enemy; also with giving testimony before a Confederate court-martial in Richmond
, on which testimony Captain Deaton
, of the United States army, was wrongfully convicted and executed.
decided in favor of the military authority, remanding to its custody Abercrombie
for military trial, as he belonged to the United States
will now soon be tried by court-martial.
He was a lieutenant in the old United States army.
The court-martial of which General Fessenden
is president, and Colonel Bingham
, judge advocate
, has adjourned sine die,
having disposed of the important forgery trial of Private Thomas Murphy
A new court-martial will probably be formed soon to try Abercrombie