DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI / COURT MARTIAL GENERAL ORDERS NO. 105

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Dated "St. Louis, Mo., June 27th, 1864. Printed document, 4 pp.,  5.25 x 7.75". VG.

This document records the charge against Surgeon Dr. George S. Walker, 6th Mo. Infantry Vols. for "Knowingly and wilfully taking into his possession and misappropriating medicines and medical stores, the property of the United States, with intent to apply them to his own use and benefit."  Surgeon Walker was found not guilty.

It also records the charges against military detective T. C. Tomlinson for "having taken a prisoner by the name of Edward W. Wilson, alias Col. Edwards, into his custody...and did in violation of his orders travel and carouse in St. Louis with said prisoner and did visit drinking saloons, and drink with said prisoner and did visit Madame Henry's, a house of ill-fame in said city, and drink wine with inmates of said house..."  Detective Tomlinson was found guilty and dismissed from service and sentenced to a month of hard labor, and “to forfeit all pay and allowances that may now be due him."

Interesting court martial proceeding, mentioning  "Madame Henry's" house of "ill-fame" in St. Louis. Mo. In protective sleeve. [jp] [ph:L]

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