1815.062: A Refutation of Charges against Brevet Lt. Col. James V. Ball.

Published: 1815

Full Title: A refutation of charges exhibited by sundry officers of the late United States' regiment of light dragoons, against Brevet Lt. Col. James V. Ball, of the same regiment. With remarks upon the motives of his accusers, and the nature of the charges and the evidence, with various references, and the opinion of the court appointed to enquire into the said charges.

Author: Ball, James V.

Place Issued: Winchester

Issuing Press: John Heiskell

Description: 64 pgs.; 22 cm. (12mo).


Privations in 2nd U.S. Regiment of Light Dragoons, and its general misuse by Gen. William Henry Harrison, led several of the regiment's officers in to blame their immediate superior, Virginian James V. Ball, with the unit's disintegration in late 1814; their accusations brought Ball's court martial in 1815, where no substance was found to support the charges. Imprint lacks date; the latest date among the supporting documents herein is June 1815, so establishing the earliest possible publication date; as material would soon lose its timeliness with the end of the war, Heiskell most likely published this title shortly after the last of those letters was obtained, so the assigned ate here.

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