(1) [Court of Claims. Congressional No. 8928. William P. Hackney vs. The United States.]
This case being a claim for supplies or stores alleged to have been taken by or furnished to the military forces of the United States for their use during the late war for the suppression of the rebellion, the court, on a preliminary inquiry, finds that William P. Hackney, the person alleged to have furnished such supplies or stores,
or from whom the same are alleged to have been taken, was loyal to the Government of the United States throughout said war.
By the Court.
Filed June 22,1893.
[Court of Claims. Congressional case No. 8928. Sarah E. Nicholas, administratrix of William P. Hackney, deceased, vs. The United States.]
STATEMENT OF CASE.
The claim in the above-entitled case, for supplies or stores alleged to have been taken by or furnished to the military forces of the United States for their use during the late war for the suppression of the rebellion, was transmitted to the court by the Committee on War Claims of the House of Representatives on the 9th day of April, 1892.
On a preliminary inquiry the court, on the 22d day of June, 1893, found that the person alleged to have furnished the supplies or stores, or from whom they were alleged to have been taken, was loyal to the Government of the United States throughout said war.
The case was brought to a hearing on its merits on the 7th day of January, 1896. Gilbert Moyers, esq., appeared for claimant, and the Attorney-General, by Charles W. Russell, esq., his assistant, and under his direction, appeared for the defense and protection of the interests of the United States.
The claimant in her petition makes the following allegations:
That she is a citizen of the United States, residing in Whitfield County, State of Georgia, where decedent resided during the late war of the rebellion; that at different times during said period the United States forces, by proper authority, took from said decedent quartermaster stores and commissary supplies of the value of $2,243 and
appropriated the same to the use of the United States Army, as follows:
1 frame house, 25 by 22.…. $500.00
400 bushels of corn….. $800.00
350 bushels sweet potatoes….. $700.00
750 pounds pork….. $150.00
33 gallons sirup….. $66.00
200 pounds flour….. $15.00
600 bundles fodder…..$12.00
The court, upon the evidence and after considering the briefs and arguments of counsel on both sides, makes the following:
FINDING OF FACT:
There were taken from the place of claimant's decedent, in Whitfield County, State of Georgia, in the fall of 1864, by the military forces of the United States, for the use of the Army, stores and supplies of those above described, which at the time and place of taking were reasonably worth the sum of ($588) five hundred and eighty-eight dollars. It does not appear that any payment has been made for any part thereof.
The court makes no allowance for the first and fifth items; the claimant's title to the former not being satisfactorily proven and the latter being due to depredation of soldiers.
By the Court.
Filed January 13, 1896.
A true copy.
Test this 16th day of January, A. D, 1896.
[seal.] John Randolph,
Assistant Clerk Court of Claims.
Source: United States Serial Set, Serial No. 3420, 54th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Document No. 156; Pg. 56
To Sarah E. Nicholas, administratrix of William P. Hackney, deceased, late of Whitfield County, five hundred and eighty-eight dollars.
Source: Cases Decided in the Court of Claims of the United States, October, 1898 to May, 1899, reported by Charles C. Nott and Archibald Hopkins, Volume XXXIV, published by Government Printing Office, 1899; Pg. LVI