Enlisting to avoid getting arrested?

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A bit of weirdly specific question.

Let’s say during the Civil War, a civilian committed a crime and enlisted in the army to avoid being caught. The local authorities after investigating the incident issue a warrant out for his arrest, but now this man is a private in the US army, and his regiment has already marched off on campaign.

I’m assuming there would be a process for a) informing the accused’s command that he was to be placed under arrest, b) determining who is responsible for or holds jurisdiction over the arrest and holding of the accused, and c) assuring the accused faces trial.

Does anyone know, preferably by evidence or example, how this would all be resolved?
 

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