Tuesday, October 27, 2009

They Were Cashiered.

The following men were cashiered out of the service by a general court-martial. Some of these names will have additional information on them, will others you will have too research yourself. These name are placed here to help you find information on your ancestor good or bad, but it should be noted here that some of these men were later reinstated to the service.

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Last Note. There are hundreds of surnames in my index’s that were cashiered, from the Army and Navy however no first names were given, so this being the case I did not post them. However if you have a ancestor that was or thought to have been cashiered by a general court-martial and can’t find any proof of it, let me know and I will see what I can do.

RULES and REGULATIONS of the continental Army, 1775.

2. All commissioned Officers found guilty by a general court-martial of any fraud or embezzlement, shall forfeit all his pay, be ipso facto cashiered, and deemed unfit for further service as an officer.

4. In all cases where a commissioned officer is cashiered for cowardice or fraud, it be added in the punishment, that the crime, name, place of abode, and punishment of the delinquent be published in the news papers, in and about the camp, and of that colony from which the offender came, or usually resides: after which it shall be deemed scandalous in any officer to associate with him.

7. Whatsoever commissioned officer shall be found drunk on his guard, party, or other duty under arms, shall be cashiered and drummed out of the army with infamy; any non-commissioned officer or soldier so offending, shall be sentenced to be whipped, not less than twenty, nor more than thirty-nine lashes, according to the nature of the offence.

8. Whatsoever officer or soldier, placed as centinel, shall be found sleeping upon his post, or shall leave it before he shall he regularly relieved, if a commissioned officer, shall be cashiered, and drummed out of the army with infamy; if a non-commissioned officer or soldier, shall be sentenced to be whipped, not less than twenty, nor more than thirty-nine lashes, according to the nature of the offence.

9. No officer or soldier shall lie out of his quarters or camp, without leave from the commanding officer of the regiment, upon penalty, if an officer, of being mulcted one month's pay for the first offence, and cashiered for the second; if a non-commissioned officer or soldier, of being confined seven days on bread and water for the first offence; and the same punishment and a forfeiture of a week's pay for the second.

12. If any officer or soldier, shall leave his post or colours, in time of an engagement, to go in search of plunder, he shall, if a commissioned officer, be cashiered, and drummed out of the army with infamy, and forfeit all share of plunder; if a non-commissioned officer or soldier, be whipped, not less than twenty, nor more than thirty-nine lashes, according to the nature of the offence, and forfeit all share of the plunder taken from the enemy.

13. Every officer commanding a regiment, troop, or company, shall, upon notice given to him by the commissary of the musters, or from one of his deputies, assemble the regiment, troop, or company under his command, in the next convenient place for their being mustered, on penalty of his being cashiered, and mulcted of his pay.

16. Every officer who shall be convicted before a general court-martial, of having signed a false certificate relating to the absence of either officer, non-commissioned officer, or private soldier; and every surgeon or mate, convicted of signing a false certificate, relating to the health or sickness of those under his care, shall be cashiered.

Farnifold Green.
Farnifold Green, late of the United States navy, entered in th3 navy as a midshipman in 1822, service until the 7th of December, 1827, when lie was cashiered from the said navy.

Mordecai Buckner.
On February 9, 177, Col. Mordecai Buckner, of the Sixth Virginia Regiment, was cashiered for his cowardice during a January 23, engagement near Brunswick, N.J. Washington.
Timothy Bedel.
Colo. Timothy Bedel, was cashiered from the army on August 1, 1776.

Isaac Butterfield.
Major Isaac Butterfield was cashiered from the army on August 1, 1776.

John Brown.
Ensign John Brown of the Third Massachusetts Regiment, who had been sentenced to death for engaging in fraudulent recruitment practices and deserting his unit. Then on March 9, 1779, he was granted a pardon.

Herman Zedwitz.

Col. Herman Zedwitz, a Prussian cavalry officer during the Seven Years War, had been wounded in the assault on Quebec while serving in the First New York Battalion. On August 24 he had written a letter to William Tryon, the royal governor of New York, falsely claiming that he had been asked by Washington to translate into German Congress' plan for encouraging desertions among Hessian mercenaries and offering to sell the British vital military intelligence about the Continental Army. This letter was intercepted before it reached Tryon, however, and in consequence Zedwitz was court-martialed, convicted, and cashiered from the army on August 26 for "attempting to treacherously correspond with, and give intelligence to the enemy."

John Baptist Allen.
John Baptist Allen who, being a captain in Colonel J. Livingston's regiment, was cashiered.

Augustin Loizeau.
Captain Augustin Loizeau, of Colonel James Livingston's regiment, was cashiered for being drunk.

Cashiered from the service.

1. Henry F. Evans, 1st, artillery, February 11, 1825.

2. Colonel Talbot Chambers, 1st, infantry, April 28, 1826.

3. Captain James S. Grog, 6th infantry, April 28, 1826.

4. Charles Pentland, 6th, infantry, February 15, 1826.

5. Lieutenant J. B. Triplet, 4th, infantry, August 26, 1825.

6. Assistant surgeon George P. Todsen, March 25, 1826.

7. First Lieutenant George S. Wilkins, 3d artillery, February 26, 1827.

8. First Lieutenant Stewart Cowan, 3d infantry, December 29, 1827.

9. First Lieutenant George W. Mountz, 4th, infantry, March 17, 1829.

10. First Lieutenant Win. S. Colquhoun, 7th, infantry, November 10, 1829.

11. First Lieutenant James W. Hamilton, dragoons, August 15, 1835.

Civil War Years.

1. Major General Fitz John Porter, 1862.

2. First Lieutenant N. J. Harter.

3. Captain Sol. J. Houck, Seventy-first Regiment Ohio Volunteers.

4. Second Lieutenant Isaac Mann, Seventy-first Regiment Ohio Volunteers.

5. Captain C. H. Kramer, Seventy-first Regiment Ohio Volunteers.

6. First Lieutenant Ira L. Morris, Seventy-first Regiment Ohio Volunteers.

7. Adjt. Thomas T. More, Seventy-first Regiment Ohio Volunteers.

8. Captain Smith H. Clark, Seventy-first Regiment Ohio Volunteers.

9. Captain William H. Callender, Seventy-first Regiment Ohio Volunteers.

10. Captain J. R. Woodward, Seventy-first Regiment Ohio Volunteers.

11. Lieutenant H. M. Drury, Seventy-first Regiment Ohio Volunteers.

12. Captain T. W. Bown, Seventy-first Regiment Ohio Volunteers.

13. Lieutenant S. W. Beaman, Seventy-first Regiment Ohio Volunteers.

14. Colonel Joseph S. Morgan, Ninetieth Regiment New York Volunteers, to be cashiered, 1863.

15. T. W. PATE, Late Captain Thirty-seventh Indiana Volunteers, 1862.

16. Colonel Rodney Mason, Seventy-first Regiment Ohio Volunteers, is, by order of the President of the United States, cashiered for repeated acts of cowardice in the face of the enemy.

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