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The Daily Dispatch: July 23, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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ndiana, by shooting herself. Her husband was near the house, attending to some business, and she took the gun down from the rack, cocked it, placed the muzzle against her abdomen, and pushed the trigger with the ramrod. The contents of the gun passed through her body, the shot coming out at her back. She lived about five hours afterward, and conversed rationally with her husband and friends. She gave no reason for the act. Execution and Confession of a Murderer. The negro, Toney Johnson, alias Thomas Shaw, whose capture we have noticed, we understand was hung by the citizens of the District Friday morning, at the Dean Forest Bridge, on the Ogechee Canal. The following is his confession: "I was brought by Henry Tucker from Virginia when I was seventeen years of age; I am now about twenty-four years old. I was sold to Dr. Briggs, in Troupville, Ga. and was sold by him to B. L. Johnson. I run away from Mr. Johnson in December, 1860, carrying a boy with me to Savann