United States v. Union Pacific R. Co. - 249 U.S. 354 (1919)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Union Pacific R. Co., 249 U.S. 354 (1919)
United States v. Union Pacific Railroad Company
Argued January 30, 1919
Decided March 31, 1919
249 U.S. 354
The term "troops of the United States," as used in land grant acts, and in the agreement of the Union Pacific Company, in relation to transportation for the government, held not to embrace any of the following classes of persons, when traveling separately and not as part of a moving body or detachment of soldiers, viz: discharged soldiers, discharged military prisoners, and rejected applicants for enlistment; applicants for enlistment, provisionally accepted, but subject to final examination and not sworn in; retired enlisted men, and furloughed soldiers en route back to their stations.
52 Ct.Clms. 226 affirmed.
The case is stated in the opinion.