I'm researching the Capt. John W. Davidson court of inquiry which took place in Santa Fe, NM in March of 1856.
In reading the transcript of the 11-day hearing I'm bemused by the fact that Capt. Davidson is the only party examining witnesses and offering evidence. The accuser, Lt. David Bell is stationed at Ft. Leavenworth and unable to attend (his commanding officer would not allow him to attend the hearing).
Does anyone know where I might find Army regulations on the procedure for courts of inquiry. My guess is that these procedures of the Antebellum years are similar to those in practise today.
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