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Federal (USA)

Captain

George W Cothran

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st New York Light Artillery, Battery M

 

see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

"To day [4 June 1862], I have received the Presidents order of yesterday in Captain Cothrans case, 'vacating the sentence and returning him to duty as Captain of New York Artillery'. He had been dismissed March 6th by General McClellan's order, in execution of the sentence of a Court Martial."
(from letter of J. F. Lee, Army Judge Advocate's Office, to the President's Secretary, J. G. Nicolay - online in the Library of Congress collection)