Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Court Martial Of Ensign Gates

Plattsburgh, May 14, 1814....


Major Wool, when officer of the day, the 3rd April last, at Champlain, arrested Ensign Gates of the 5th Infantry, and a few days after charged him with sleeping on his post the night of the 5th April, this mistake in the date of the charge...compel a Court, I presume, to acquit the accused, however, it's not Mr. Gates wish, to evade a trial.....

D. Bissell, B. Gen.

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