Drunken Soldiers.

Civil War

August 29, 1862, Nashville Dispatch (Tennessee)

We have been requested by a number of citizens to call attention of the Provost marshal to the large number of drunken soldiers at all times to be found about the city, creating a disturbance, stealing fruit and committing all kinds of unlawful acts—even interfering with the police in arresting disorderly persons. The matter should be looked into, for portions of the city are in a constant state of excitement.