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The Mckinstry Trial

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The geueral order in MoKinstry's case s' tbat he was found guilty on the oliargo preferred, viz: Negleot and violation of dxy to the prejudioe of good order and discipline, and upon twenty six of the specifications, in whole or part. - The order, after setting forth the specifieations and fiudiugs at length, prooeeds and sentenees: "And the Coart does therefore sentcnce Major Justus McKinstry, Quarterm aster of the United States army, to be disrnissed from the service. Seoond - Tho foregoing proceedings, findings and sentences are approved; but exercising the discretion giveii by artioles eiglitj' , nine of the Rules and Articles of War the execution of sentenco is suspoudod UDtil the picasure of the President of the United States can be known. Upon the recommendation of soms of the members of the Court for a remission or uiitigation of sentence this suspension and the proceedings of the court martial is beiug transmitted to the President for bis deterniiuation. iƔigned II. W. IIALLECK, General-in-Chief. IIeadqcartees of the Army,: Washington, Jan. 26, 18G3. : The following are the orders of the President: Washington, Jan. 28, 1863. The sentence in the foregoiag case will be carricd iuto execution by the dismissal of Mnj. Justus MeKinstry, Quartermaster U S A., from the service of the United States. Signed, ABRAHAM LINCOLN.


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