From the Richmond Examiner, 2/2/1866, p. 3, c. 3
PROVOST JUDGE’S COURT – Brevet-Colonel McEntee presiding – Thursday, February 1st. – Maggie Mitchell, the heroine of Camp Lee, was put upon trial, with her accordeon, upon the charge of creating a disturbance at Camp Lee and threatening the life of Sergeant David Smith, of the 11th Regulars, in charge. Sergeant Smith testified and gave Maggie a very bad character; had the reputation of miscegenation practices, the most foul; witness arrested her last night at Camp Lee, when she saluted him in exceedingly harsh and disreputable terms and threatened to have him reduced to the ranks; had ordered her twice or three times to keep away from the camp, but she persisted in coming; had frequently seen her drunk.
James Nelson Hamilton, negro, deposed that Maggie visited the camp on Sunday night, dressed in soldier clothes; she challenged witness, asked him where he was going, and threatened to shoot him if he did not speak, at the same time presenting a cocked pistol at him; he took hold of her pistol, and let the cock down.
Georgiana Bruce, negress, deposed – That three times had she seen Maggie at Camp Lee, dressed in men’s clothes; had heard her threaten to have Sergeant Smith killed.
Maggie was adjudged very guilty, but on account of having no place wherein to confine white women, she was released, and went out with her accordeon playing “My own Maggie dear.”