Headquarters 2d Brigade
December 19, 1863
General Orders No. 71:
The commanding officer of the 76th NY Vols will have the sentence of the Court Martial in the case of Private Thomas Barton Co. F 76th NY Vols, viz: "To have his head shaved, and the buttons and ornaments cut from his clothing, and a placard with the word "Coward" inscribed thereon in large letters fixed on his back, and then in that condition to be drummed out of the service of the United States in the presence of his Regiment." Carried into effect at 1 oclock P.M. today the 19th inst.
By command of Col. J.W. Hoffmann
Capt. & H.H.A.G.
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