1 1/2 pages, 5 x 7 1/2 imprint.
Adjutant General's Office
Washington, July 17, 1862
Court martial document that details the charge, specifications, finding and sentence which was brought against Lieutenant Wesley F. Miller, Seventh U.S. Infantry, when he served at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. He was charged with "repeated neglect of duty, to the prejudice of good order and military discipline."
"Finding Of The Court. After mature deliberation, the Court finds the accused, First Lieutenant Wesley F. Miller, Seventh Infantry, Guilty of the charge and specifications preferred against him, and does therefore sentence him to be reprimanded in General Orders from the War Department."
"II..The proceedings of the General Court Martial in the foregoing case have been submitted to the Secretary of War, and the following is his order thereon: Lieutenant W.F. Miller, Seventh Infantry, is found guilty of neglect and violation of duty, deserving the serious censure of the Department."
By Order Of The Secretary Of War:
Excellent. Uncommon to find a court martial document related to Fort Columbus in New York harbor.
WBTS Trivia: Fort Columbus was named after the famous explorer Christopher Columbus. It was located on Governors Island in New York Harbor, and it played an important role in the military life of New York City as the largest army post defending the city.