Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Springfield, Ill.” in article 22 of The Daily Dispatch: may 11, 1861., [Electronic resource]:
...point. On the same day a citizen of Cairo, named Burns, shot one of the soldiers, named George Myra, for insulting his wife. Myra received two shots, and died almost instantly. He was from near Springfield, Ill. No arrests were made, as Burns was in the right....
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