General Orders No. 258, issued from the War Department in Washington D.C., regarding how fines imposed via military courts are to be paid.
GENERAL ORDERS, WAR DEPARTMENT,
No. 258. ADJUTANT GENERALS OFFICE,
Washington, September 19, 1864
Fines imposed by Military Courts.
- Whenever fines are imposed by sentence of General Court Martial, or Military Commission, upon officers or citizens, the Judge Advocate of the Court or Commission will make a special report of the fact to the Adjutant General, giving a copy of the sentence in the case. The officer who confirms a sentence imposing a fine will transmit to the Adjutant General a special report thereof, together with a copy of the order promulgating the proceedings.
- The fines will be paid to the chief officer of the Quartermaster’s Department at the place where the prisoner may be, and no other person is authorized to receive them. Such fines must not be applied to any purpose, but the officer receiving them will forthwith remit the amounts to the Adjutant General of the Army, at Washington, with the names of prisoners who paid them, and the number of the order promulgating the proceedings.
- All officers who have heretofore received fines will forthwith report to the Adjutant General the amounts received, by whom paid, number and date of order promulgating the proceedings, and what disposition was made of the money. The amounts will be forwarded with the reports.
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
E. D. Townsend,
Assistant Adjutant General.
Assistant Adjutant General