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Court Martial of Samuel Ewing

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
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Date June 9, 1800
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Summary Contains the proceedings of the court martial of Samuel Ewing, who held the rank of matross [an artilleryman ranking below a gunner, roughly equivalent to a private] in the 1st Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers. Ewing was charged with desertion, threatening his garrison with loaded weapons, and firing on a lieutenant who apprehended him. Ewing pled guilty to the first charge only. Contains the testimony of two lieutenants confirming that Ewing had loaded his gun; sentences him to be shot, with 2/3 of the court concurring.
Document Format Document Signed
Document Notes Enclosed in Dexter to Adams, 06/30/1800.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Ewing; Lieutenant Colonel Hamtramck; Lieutenant Colonel Strong; Captain Porter; Captain Sedwick; Lieutenant Whipple; Captain Greaton; Captain Shoemaker; Lieutenant Shiras; Lieutenant Rand; Lieutenant Schuyler; Sergeant Hustler; John C. Wallace; ;
Related Places Camp Allegany; Camp Allegheny; Detroit; ;
Keywords court martial; brigade general court martial; trial; deserting; garrison; hostile manner; loaded arms; act of apprehending; charging; musket; slug; tavern; glazed powder; paper; grass; sentence; shot to death; ;
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