George J. J. Dunn v. Amos Hardin & John G. Hardin

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
George J. J. Dunn v. Amos Hardin & John G. Hardin
Case Date: 
1866
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Trespass with Force of Arms

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
30
Notes / Description: 

Hardins (rebels) accused of beating up Dunns (Union men). Amos & 2 rebel soldiers (James Grant & Bob Sugarts) heard threatening to whip/hang boys in settlement who didn't join rebel army. Testimony notes "the Dunns" were whipped; unclear if that means… ...Plaintiff & his dad or Plaintiff & his son. Amos heard boasting "how the Lincolnite" howled. Both Def.. died during lawsuit & succession of admrs. appointed for each. Events occurred during 1st yr. of war, before the Conscript.