Semple is charged with "disobedience of orders" for failing to submit correct quarterly ordnance returns. He explains that he did not have complete instructions, despite his efforts to get details from his commanding officer, T. R. Hotchkiss (who...
A note below the order explains that one officer (probably Henry Semple) has not provided the requested return; a note on the back mentions that Semple's trial (for "disobedience of orders" after failing to submit the reports correctly) will be...
The order acquits Captain Henry Semple in the military court of Hardee's Corps. He had been charged with "Disobedience of orders" for failing to submit correct quarterly ordnance returns. During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an...
The order discusses the required ordnance returns to be submitted by each brigade: "The quarterly returns of arms, accoutrements and equipments in the hands of troops...have heretofore been furnished in a very few cases only by commanding officers...
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