McCue Family Genealogy Forum
Here is an excerpt from a letter dated February 1 [I believe in 1863] from Griggs Almon TAYLOR to his father Isaac TAYLOR of DeRuyter, Madison Co., NY. In the letters that followed, no further mention was made of Tom McCUE or his punishment. Spelling is as originally written.
"I intended to have written to you this forenoon but did not get at it and this afternoon we have been having a little fun with one of our boys that got drunk he is a Deruyter boy an Irishman Tom McCue he got drunk and behaved badly toward the officers and as we have all the conveniences that could be procured in any place, we have a guard Island to put those who do not do there duty Lieut York ordered him to go with the men and he would not go and he gagged him and then roed him to the Island and put him ashore and no sooner had they got back than the guard house was in flames and has just fell to the ground what they will do with him is not yet determined though the sentence will not be very light."