1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 26, 2020 10:07 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking background to legal issue related to civil war recruitment


      I'm curious to have opinions as to what the likely background to this story would be:


      Chicago Daily Tribune, 2 Apr 1862, Chicago, IL p.5

      United States District Court-Before Judge Drummond-No.--. Petition of Z. Streeter for his son, M.A. Streeter, habeas corpus. On petition and on affidavit filed, instant order to T.D. Williams, a recruiting officer for the United States Army at Kankakee, returnable forthwith.


      M.A. Streeter was only 15 in April 1862. Is it possible that he enlisted aged 15, which was too young, so his father got him out of the army?