United States v. Landers,
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92 U.S. 77 (1875)
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United States v. Landers, 92 U.S. 77 (1875)
United States v. Landers
92 U.S. 77
1. An honorable discharge of a soldier from service does not restore to him pay and allowances forfeited for desertion.
2. Under the term "allowances," bounty is included.
Landers enlisted for three years, was enrolled Jan. 1, 1864, and mustered into service Jan. 16, 1864, to take effect from the date of his enrollment. He deserted Nov. 12, 1864, was arrested June 2, 1865, restored to duty, with the loss of all pay and allowances due or to become due during the term of his enlistment, and honorably discharged on the 8th of August, 1865. The Court of Claims rendered judgment in his favor for an amount equal to his pay and bounty. The United States appealed.