Mississippi & Tennessee Railroad Co. v. W. C. Rutland

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Mississippi & Tennessee Railroad Co. v. W. C. Rutland
Case Date: 
1873
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Failure to Perform Duties as Counse

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County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
0
Notes / Description: 

The plaintiff W.C. Rutland is sued the railroad for the loss of a shipment of cotton meant to be shipped from Memphis, TN to Horn Lake, MS in 1862. The defendant alleges that the cotton was lost due to the Union's capture of Memphis. The defendant alleges that the actions of both the Confederate and Union military forces, for example, burning of cotton bales resulted in the loss of the plaintiff's cotton. The case mentions the fall of Memphis and the Confederate evacuation.