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An Enterprising fellow. --The Provost Marshal's guard succeeded yesterday in laying hold of an individual who, under the names of Ford and Crafton, had joined two artillery companies here as a substitute, getting $1,000 in each case from his victims. The prisoner was carried to Castle Godwin. A large number of unprincipled persons have played the above game, and the majority of them have escaped detection.
The Daily Dispatch: May 12, 1862., [Electronic resource], Gone to
Fayette Artillery. The following is a list of casualties in the Richmond Fayette Artillery, in the battle of Williamsburg, on Monday last. Killed--Delaware Crafton, Delaware Branen, George Smith, and Joseph Bock. Wounded — George A. Newton, in arm, Wm. S. Vanderbilt, in arm;--Monday, in side R. B. Dowden, struck on head with a fragment of shell; Corporal E. W. Gaines; Wm T. Martin, slightly. This company was in the hottest of the battle during the entire day, and received a high compliment from Gen. McLaze, commanding the brigade.
The Daily Dispatch: May 13, 1862., [Electronic resource], Accident to a Blue. (search)
Accident to a Blue. --On Saturday last, private Crafton, of the Richmond Light Infantry Blues, met with quite a serious accident while out hunting near the company's camp, in Hanover county. He was leaning upon his gun, when it exploded, and shattered one of his arms very badly.
The Daily Dispatch: May 13, 1862., [Electronic resource], The
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The Daily Dispatch: June 13, 1862., [Electronic resource], Reports of casualties. (search)
A watchman shot. --On Monday night, about 9 o'clock, while watchman James R Crafton and his partner were standing at the lower end of the Old Market-house, preparatory to a journey up Franklin street, two pistol shots were discharged at them, in rapid succession, from a gang of rowdies congregated on the corner of the Vegetable Market, on the opposite side of the street. One of the balls struck Crafton, and after going through two heavy coats, lodged in his thigh, causing a plenteous flow of blood. Immediately after the shots were fired, the crowd on the opposite corner dispersed rapidly in the direction of the scale-house, and were soon lost to viewost to view amid its gloomy surroundings. Just before this occurrence, two of the watchmen had brought in a pickpocket from near the Varieties, and it is thought that some of the man's "pals" followed them to the cage, and seeing Crafton and his partner emerge therefrom shortly after, mistook them for the men making the arrest.
The Daily Dispatch: July 7, 1863., [Electronic resource], Put in service. (search)
Put in service. --Henry Jones and Thomas Williamson, two soldiers, while on a spred Act Saturday night, entered Susan Neadham's house and took possession of a ham of bacon and a bucket. Shortly after they were captured by watchman Crafton and partner and locked up the night. Yesterday morning the Recorder sent them to the Provost Marshal, to be returned to their command, certainly a much better disposition then sending them to jail to be tried for party larceny.
The Daily Dispatch: October 3, 1863., [Electronic resource], Important correspondence — the duty of Foreigners to Defend the
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House Breaking. --At a late hour Thursday night last a negro named Archer, slave to L. J. Bossieux, was arrested by watchman Crafton for having in his possession several pieces of bacon, supposed to be stolen. On examination it was ascertained that the prisoner was a servant in the store of Waldrop &Bouis, on Main street; that he had got possession of an extra key to the front door during the day, and had thus entered the house and robbed it. After hearing the witnesses the Mayor remanded the prisoner to answer for the offence before the Hustings Court of Magistrates, at its next term.