Brigadier General Palmer, the commanding officer of the occupying forces at New Bern, North Carolina, was equally unimpressed. The predictable drawback of all this sex was venereal disease, mostly syphilis and gonorrhea. Things we tolerate, they regarded as monstrous crimes. If the facts of this Court are such as to justify and demand the severe punishment of the accused, pray tell us what would become of the army, both rank and file? African American soldiers got drunk less often than their white compatriots; just one in 4, required medical attention for alcohol problems, compared to one in for Caucasian soldiers. On the deviant side, rape appears to have been relatively rare, with courts martial being recorded. We may have use for our officers. Venereal disease was cut to one or two cases among the soldiers, compared to 3, or more without it. The Idahoe never again cruised in Southern rivers. Melinda fought three engagements before she was wounded and found out by the regimental surgeon. Smith to the mercy of the Reviewing Office, and respectfully suggest the term of imprisonment proscribed by the Code of Virginia, as embodied in our sentence, be commuted in whole or in part. When Joseph resisted her advances, she claimed he had tried to rape her. Augustine, Florida, were saved from an imminent sexual assault by Laurence Dorgan and Alonzo Nightingale when Surgeon Adolph Mayer broke into the room and ordered the men to leave. Holcomb was desperate, finally returning to Louisville once more, only to be turned away again.