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The Daily Dispatch: August 26, 1862., [Electronic resource], Desperate affair at a Hospital in Petersburg. (search)
ohn Roland, a conscript from North Carolina, who had been recommended for a discharge from the service on account of rheumatism, applied on Thursday evening at the Second North Carolina Hospital for permission to remain all night, which was granted. Yesterday morning, while Dr. Warren, surgeon in charge, was making his usual rounds, Rotand assaulted him with a large knife, slightly wounding his hand and inflicting another wound just above the jugular vein in his neck. He then turned upon Pat Maury, one of the nurses, who came to the aid of Dr. Warren, stabbing him so severely in three places that but faint hopes are entertained of his recovery. It was believed that he would die last night. He next attacked Mr. S. B. Bradley, one of the ward masters, cutting three of his fingers nearly off. After this he wounded a Mr. Bruns, another nurse, but very slightly, however. To finish the bloody tragedy, he then stabbed himself near the heart, and cut his throat in two places, one of the