Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The Charges Against Beall
From the February 25, 1865, New York Times.
CHARGE 1-- "VIOLATION OF THE LAWS OF WAR"
Specification 1: Seizure of steamboat Philo Parsons near Kelley's Island, Lake Erie. September 19, 1854.
Spec. 2-- Seized and sank steamboat Ocean Queen near Middle Bass Island, Sep. 19, 1864.
Spec. 3-- Found acting as a spy near Kelley's Island, Sep. 19, 1863.
Spec. 4-- Found acting as a spy near Middle Bass Island, Sep. 19, 1863.
Spec. 5-- Found acting as a spy near the Suspension Bridge, New York, Dec. 10, 1864.
Spec. 6-- Undertook "to carry on irregular and unlawful warfare, as a guerrilla, and in the execution of said undertaking, attempted to destroy the lives and property of peaceable and unoffending inhabitants of said State and of persons therein traveling, by throwing a train of cars and passengers in said cars from the railroad track, on the railroad between Dunkirk and Buffalo, by placing obstructions across said track" on December 15, 1864.