Alexander H. Carson v. John W. Hartman

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Alexander H. Carson v. John W. Hartman
Case Date: 
1872
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Trespass

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
31
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Hartman sued Carson for trespass to his damage $25,000. During the late war, Hartman was loyal to the Union and Carson was a Confederate. Carson refused to give him a certificate of exemption from the rebel army and caused Hartman to be arrested and imprisoned for 5-6 months. Hartman was also compelled to stay from his home for 2 years after his escape from the rebel army and prison. Court ruled in favor of plaintiff for $550.