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Title Court martial order of Private William Lunt
Object Name Orders, Military
Scope & Content General orders No. 171
War Department, Adjutant General's Office
Washington, October 19, 1862
Official findings of Court Martial order of Private William W. Lunt, Company T, 9th Maine Volunteers. General Court Martial convened at St. Augustine May 24, 1862. Special Orders from Headquarters Northern District Department of the South, Hilton Head, SC (Colonel Alfred H. Terry, President). Private Lunt was charged with Desertion and Highway robbery. Lunt was stationed at Fernandina and committed alleged crim April 7, 1862. He committed the alleged robbery near the railroad bridge called Lofton where he forciblly took from Miss Ellen Manning money ($280) on or about April 8, 1862.
Private Lunt pleaded Not Guilty to both charges.
The Court (after mature deliberation) found him Guilty.
His sentence was to be shot to death. The sentence was submitted to the President of the United States and approved by him.
By order of the Secretary of War: L. Thomas, Adjutant General.
Catalog Number 2005.016.001
Collection AIMH
Accession number 2005.016
Caption General Orders No 171
Number of images 2
People Lunt, William W.
Terry, Alfred H. (Col.)
Thomas, L. (Adjutant General)
Manning, Ellen
Search Terms 9th Maine Regiment
Hilton Head SC
Subjects Judicial proceedings
Classification Military