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The Daily Dispatch: January 21, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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exemption from military service, having been given, further proceedings in the case were postponed till Monday next. From the evidence it appeared that Poarch was before the Examining Board at Camp Lee during the last year, which granted him an exemption on account of heart disease. The Government claimed that he had been previously examined by the Board for the second Congressional district, which held him to service, consequently the examination at Camp Lee was invalid.--Poarch claimed that the first examination of the Board in the second Congressional district was invalid, because there was not a full Board of Examination in that district.--The question will be argued on Monday next. The following discharges were granted: John A. Morton, for being over forty-five years of age; William Ferrell, for physical disability; and Demy L. Johnson, for a similar reason. The hearing of other applications for discharges under writs of habeas corpus was postponed till future days.