Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel Thornton” in chapter 7 of Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence:

...rward, in corresponding movement with the infantry, up the bank of the Potomac. At the moment of passing the 3d Virginia Cavalry, as I was exchanging some friendly words with its gallant commander, Colonel Thornton , a piece of a shell tore off his left arm very near to the shoulder, from which wound he died in great agony a few hours afterwards. By the time I had returned to my general, the fighting in Jackso...
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