Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel Thornton” in chapter 1.31, section c.1.31.116 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25.:

...rge began the fray on the memorable and sanguinary 17th of September, 1862. One of the first shells fired, striking the earth near us, exploded, covering some of us with dust, and inflicting on brave Colonel Thornton , of the 3rd Virginia Cavalry, a mortal wound. The writer was near him at the moment, and witnessed the shrugging of his shoulders and quiver of the muscles of his face, as he felt the shock of the ...
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