The Trial of Colonel Quentin: Of the Tenth, Or, Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Hussars, by a General Court-martial, Held at Whitehall, on Monday, the 17th of October, 1814 ; and Continued, by Adjournment, Till Monday, the 31st of October, 1814 (Google eBook)
Gale, Curtis, and Fenner, 1814 - Trials (Military offenses) - 280 pages
Trial of Colonel Quentin for neglect of duty and allowing relaxed discipline in his regiment.
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Page 270 - I am to acquaint you, that his Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, to approve and confirm the finding and sentence of the Court.
Page 270 - Quentin, adequate to the degree of blame which attached to him, the Court do not feel themselves called upon to give any sentence upon this charge in the way of further punishment ; and they consider that any thing unusual in this determination will be explained by the singularity of the circumstances attending this charge, by which an officer is put upon his trial for conduct which had before been the subject of animadversion by those under whose command he was then serving, but which at the time...
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Page 2 - Majesty's arms, to lessen the confidence of the troops in the skill and courage of their officers, being unbecoming and disgraceful to his, character as an officer, prejudicial to good order and military discipline, and contrary to the articles of war.
Page 272 - Royal Highness is averse to adopt such severe measures as the custom of the service in support of its discipline usually sanctions, upon the failure of charges against a commanding officer. Still it is essential that conduct so injurious in its nature should be held forth to the army as a warning in support of subordination; and his Royal High.
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Page 272 - ... royal highness has, therefore, commanded, that the officers who signed the letter of the 9th of August shall no longer act together as a corps, but that they shall be distributed by exchange throughout the different regiments of cavalry in the service, where it is trusted that they will learn and confine themselves to their subordinate duties, until their services and experience shall sanction their being placed in ranks and situations where they may be allowed to judge of the general and higher...
Page 271 - ... service, it was worthy of remark, that some who have affixed their names to that paper had never been with the regiment during the period in question, and others had never joined any military body beyond the depot of their corps; and it might thus be deduced, that although the officers have manifested, according to the appropriate remark of the court-martial, a want of co-operation in support of their commander's authority, yet those who have assumed a personal observance of Colonel Quentin's...
Page 271 - ... of what they owe to the first principles of their profession, as to assume an opinion of their Commander's personal conduct, which neither their general experience of the service, nor their knowledge of the alleged facts, (as appears from their own evidence,) could sanction or justify ; and which opinion would appear, from the proceedings, to have been utterly void of foundation in every instance of implied attack or insinuation upon that officer's courage and conduct before the enemy, as conveyed...
Page 270 - Forces; nor does it appear to have been made the subject of any remonstrance or request for a more serious investigation on the part of the officers of the regiment. The Court having found the prisoner guilty of so much of the first charge as is above expressed, and so much of the fourth charge as is above recited, with the reasons which induce the Court to feel...