The 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry: Court-Martial Case Files

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The nine court-martial cases included here were compiled and transcribed verbatim by the author/editor from copies of the original, hand-written, case files as a supplement to his book, "The 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry: A Civil War History," McFarland and Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012.

The case files of the four officers and seven soldiers presented here comprise all of the court-martial records for the ...

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Overview

The nine court-martial cases included here were compiled and transcribed verbatim by the author/editor from copies of the original, hand-written, case files as a supplement to his book, "The 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry: A Civil War History," McFarland and Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012.

The case files of the four officers and seven soldiers presented here comprise all of the court-martial records for the 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry found by the Index Project at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

The cases include:
1."One Bully Down" -- A soldier/civilian encounter in Memphis, TN.
2. "An Officer's Privilege" -- The rights of enlisted men in the field.
3. "A Pretty Wild Boy" -- How the court dealt with rambunctious soldiers.
4. "Back Home Again in Indiana" -- An early case of absence without leave.
5. "The Misbehaving Soldiers" -- The regiment's only case on record of soldier misconduct in battle.
6. "The Knight-Errant" -- Differences of opinion among the lawyer-officers of the 47th Indiana.
7. "The Cantankerous Cook" -- Violent disputes among enlisted men.
8. "The 'Pugelistick' Champion of the State of Indiana" -- Defining "enlistment" and "desertion" in a volunteer regiment.
9. "The Misplaced" -- Trouble with paperwork during wartime.

These court-martial cases provide an unabridged example of the application of Civil War military law in one infantry regiment active in the field throughout the war.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781477687574
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 10/9/2012
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,226,630
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

David Williamson (Ph.D., Tulane University), lives in Mississippi with his wife, Brenda, and their cat, Wilde Oscar.

Other books by David Williamson:

The Third Battalion Mississippi Infantry and the 45th Mississippi Regiment: A Civil War History (McFarland, 2004, 2009).

The 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry: A Civil War History (McFarland, 2012).

Slack's War: Selected Civil War Letters of General James R. Slack, 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, to His Wife, Ann, 1862-1865, CreateSpace paperback, Oct. 2012. EBook edition available on Kindle and Nook.

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