Key Vote 37th Congress > Senate > Vote 753

Date: 1863-02-28

Result: 35-6

Vote Subject Matter: Civil Liberties / Domestic Social Policy

Sponsor: BAYARD, James Asheton, Jr. (D-DE)

Bill number: S511

Description: TO CONCUR IN A HOUSE AMENDMENT TO S. 511, PROVIDING THAT ANY PERSONS CAUGHT ACTING AS SPIES AROUND MILITARY ENCAMPMENTS, FORTS, OR FORTIFICATIONS, DURING TIME OF WAR, SHALL UPON CONVICTION OF A GENERAL COURT MARTIAL OR MILITARY COMMISSION, SUFFER THE DEATH PENALTY.

Original source documents: Congresional Globe vol. 63, p. 1391; Senate Journal vol. 55, p. 373;

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