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Hannibal Daily Messenger
Hannibal Daily Messenger
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Description: Drummed Out of the Service.

Date: February 13 1862

Newspaper published in: Hannibal, MO

Page/Column: 3/1

A. P. HUNT, Co. H. of Stephenson Co., Ills., Thomas ROGERS, better known as "Wild Tom," Co. G., White Co., and John HARVY, Co. D, Sangamon co., were court martialed Tuesday for dissipation and disobeying orders, and sentenced to be drummed out of the service. Accordingly, they were brought out before the whole regiment early yesterday morning, seated on stools and their hair clipt close to their heads, their faces blacked and then marched bareheaded down Market street to Main, and then up that to the ferry's landing by a squad of men under the command of Acting Adjutant TUCKER, and given a free pass acrossed to Douglasville, Ills. The squad accompanied them out to the first bridge and gave them their caps and turned them loose. Capt. MORRISON, a minister, who accompanied the squad, gave thema few words of parting advice, telling them to reform and prepare for another and better world, and concluded by wishing that they might meet him in Heaven. They appeared to be more affected at this junction than any other, and when they started on their way, HUNT showed his forgiving disposition by shouting, "Hurrah for the 26th!"

Submitted: 06/19/18

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