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Josh McLaurin of Krevolin & Horst associate (Courtesy photo) Josh McLaurin of Krevolin & Horst (Courtesy photo)

Images of angry shotgun-wielding fathers out to protect their daughters’ virtue have long been the stuff of literature and Hollywood (and even the occasional political campaign ad), but lawmakers in Civil War-era Georgia wanted to offer another avenue to seek satisfaction from a scoundrel who sullied a maiden’s honor.

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