Minutes of the court-martial of Major Dennis
North Carolina. Militia. Court-Martial (Dennis : 1781)
Volume 15, Pages 431-432
PROCEEDINGS OF A GENL. COURT MARSHAL HELD FOR THE TRIAL OF MAJOR DENNIS.
Head Quarters Mulberry Plantation, Camp near
Beaufords Bridge, 24th March, 1781.
In consequence of an order of the day for a Genl. Court Martial to sit for the Tryal of Major Dennis, charged with Mutiny, disobedience of orders and desertion; the Court met at ten O'clock.
COL. KENAN, president,
COL. ALFRED MOORE, judge advocate.
Col. Young, Member.
Lt. Cols. Bloodworth, Member.
Majors Andrews, Member.
Captns. Dickinson, Member.
The whole Court being duly sworn, Major Dennis was Introduced, and the crime with which he was charged, read to him; he acknowledged he had acted contrary to Genl. Lillington's order, but denied his being guilty of mutiny or desertion, whereupon the Witnesses were Introduced and sworn and examined, both by the Court and Major Dennis, the Prisoner. The Court, after mature deliberation, are of the opinion that Major Dennis is guilty of Disobedience of Orders and Desertion, and do therefore Sentence him to be Cashiered, & request that the Governor recommend it to the
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Assembly that Major Dennis may be rendered incapable of holding any office of Honour or trust or profit in the State.
JAS. KANAN, Col. Presdt.,
ALFRED MOORE, Judge advocate.