Andrew J. Trewhitt v. Lemuel M. Jones et al

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Andrew J. Trewhitt v. Lemuel M. Jones et al
Case Date: 
1865
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
False Imprisonment

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
64
Notes / Description: 

Add. Defs: Wm H. Tibbs, John G. Carter, Wm A. Camp, Lemuel Shugart, E. F. Johnston, Joseph Tucker. Trewhitt said Defs took him by force & imprisoned him in Knoxville & in Mississippi. He claimed $20,000 damages, asked court to attach Defs' property; he believed Def. had absconded & left Tennessee. Court did so. Camp & Carter dismissed as Def.; default judgment against the rest. Jury awarded $5,000 damages. This was during Civil War; Trewhitt arrested as Confederate conscript. Mentions Capt Foster.