Wandering United States Soldiers

November 10, 1866


United States soldiers are beginning to become a nuisance for the city. Many of them have been arrested for public intoxication and other petty crimes.


Wandering United States Soldiers.--On Thursday night last fourteen United States soldiers were arrested by the police wandering about the streets drunk, and fighting, kicking up rows in bar-rooms, and making a disturbance generally. Yesterday afternoon six more were arrested, one of whom struck and otherwise resisted Captain Chalkley of the upper ward force, for which he got clubbed pretty severely. A guard of soldiers has been on the street every night for the past week, and have made many arrests of men, who were carried back to camp. The men have been paid off; and are coming in town in flocks to take their "spree."
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