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The Case Of Gen. Fitz John Porter

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GeD. Fitz Jobn Porter'u caso sin thc hands of tho President, baving Gen. Sherman's indoreoment of Porter's application for the remission of penaltiec Gen. Porter does not soek nor desire pardon, but tho revisión of his case in the preiieaco of ncw evidence. His friends state that be is willing to submit his case to the President, Gen. Sherman aui! tho Secretary of War, or oth. er high oílicerí. Under the act of Congrcfs gassed in 1868-69, tho President may praeticaHj reviso courta martial party affected by its verdict. A renomination place tho matter beforo the Senato, or iho Executive niny without appointment remit perialtiea where inJQStice has bccn dore. Geu. Porter sceks recjissien only at tbis time, and ineists that tho gavernment can not propcrly refuse to hear tbe new evidence, Tho following s an extract from an opinión of (J er. l!cC!cllan: The additional evidence now obtainaMc shows boyond question that Gen. Pope was mistaken in tho belief which ho then entertaincJ that Longstrcet was ftiïl reloote from tho field of battle, and ihat Porter had only a small foren in Lis front. It proyes that an attaek m:ide by Porter at any time after Gen. McDosrell's departure would, in all probabih'y, it taight ba faid with certainty wer h thing as absolute certainty in war, have rctultcd in a completo with great and useless Bacriiice cf life. It proves that Porter's arrangemen b wen? excejlent, siuce they enabled li'un to hold a f;rea(ly superior i'orce in check. It provea that far from mcriting the severo Bentenco impoeed upon hini he in faet deserved great praiso for his condpet on thot day. Justice rerjuires that Oen Portert conduct on 'he 3Otb, when, a is acknow'edfjcd, he fought his corps most enereetically and erateiy, should bo kepfc in mind when fnrrahig an opinión of the trai:sactions aftLe'29tb. espeoially in tho light of %hc rcw evideuoa cow adduced.


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