These are relevant references from the Books where Court-Martial is mentioned.
I make no pronouncements on these matters, but report them as I find them.
Arrive at your own conclusions.
I wish you well,
"Do you fear court-martial?" I asked. "Do you fear the loss of your commission, disgrace?"
"Such things would doubtless occur," said he, "if I issued the order for retreat."
"Do you pursue your course because you fear, otherwise, court-martial, or disgrace, or shame?"
"No," he said.
"Why then?" I asked.
"Duty," said he. "Can you understand such a thing, a spy?"
"I have heard of it," I said.
"It is just as well," he said. "If she were to fall into our hands, here in the delta, it would be a court-martial for her."
"He spoke of a court-martial for you, here in the delta," I said.
She looked at me, frightened.
"To be followed, of course," I said, "by the impaling spear."
The commanding officer of the guards had been killed early in the issuing forth from the vesting room. Thus, he did not survive to court-martial the young guardsman for his usurpation of authority, an authority which, however, he himself had failed to exercise, presumably because of an initial bewilderment and shock at the sudden concourse of events. Similarly, general charges, carrying penalties, sometimes severe, were not pressed against the young guardsman, possibly because of the success attending his initiative and its consequences.