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Colonel F.G. D'Ustassy of the 39th New York sentenced to a year in Sing Sing for fraud and embezzlement

Frederick George D'Utassy, detail
05/25/1863
Colonel Frederick D'Utassy was an Hungarian immigrant who had served in the Austrian army.  On the outbreak of war, he had raised and became colonel of the 39th New York Infantry.  Colorful and flamboyant but a target for critics, despite his proficient combat service at Bull Run and in the Shenandoah Valley, he was court martialed in spring 1863 on a variety of charges, including fraud and selling commissions.  He was convicted and dismissed from the Army and also sentenced to a year in New York's Sing Sing prison. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"News From Washington: Col. D'Utassy's Sentence," New York Times,  June 4, 1863, p. 8.  

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