Constitutional Rights Violation Questioned in 1899


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/17/1899.

Jesse Floyd, one of the volunteers from Gilmer county, was instrumental in getting up a petition asking to be mustered out, as there was no fighting to do.  For which he got 21 days in the guard house and to march 901 miles.  We have always understood that the constitution guaranteed the right of petition.