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, crying, Wolford, Wolford! at the top of their voices. The rebels, awakened by their noise, supposed at once that Wolford's cavalry, whom they dread as they do death, was upon them, sprang from their beds, leaving their clothes and guns behind, and rushed for the doors. Out they rushed, without any thing on but shirts and drawers; some without the latter, even, rushed out to take leg-bail. Hudson Burke met Capt. Evans at the door; both fired at the same time. Burke was slightly wounded in the head, but the infamous Evans was instantly killed. Four others were slain, the remainder of the party escaping; but they abandoned every thing — all their horses, personal property, guns, and several thousand dollars in greenbacks, in addition to a considerable amount of confederate money. Nothing remained for the victorious few to do but gather up the fruits of their victory, which they divided with William Mulligan, a prisoner whom they had released from the clutches of the marauders.
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
ws: In 1861, $1,083.19; in 1862, $4,008.63; in 1863, $4,633.48; in 1864, $6,758.87; in 1865, $3,738.95. Total amount, $20,223.12. Paxton Incorporated Feb. 12, 1765. Population in 1860, 725; in 1865, 626. Valuation in 1860, $295,067; in 1865, $297,237. The selectmen in 1861 were John Patridge, Silas D. Harrington, Hiram P. Bemis; in 1862, David G. Davis, Lewis Bigelow, Hiram P. Bemis; in 1863, David G. Davis, Silas D. Harrington, Henry Slade; in 1864 and 1865, David G. Davis, William Mulligan, Henry Slade. The town-clerk during the whole of the war was John C. Bigelow. The town-treasurer for the same period was Charles Dodd. 1861. There does not appear to have been any townmeet-ing held to act upon matters relating to the war during this year. 1862. July 26th, The town voted to pay a bounty of one hundred and ten dollars to each volunteer, not exceeding ten in number, who would enlist to fill its quota. August 9th, Voted, to increase the bounty seventy-five dollar
A Rowdy punished. --Wm. Mulligan, one of the most notorious of the pugilists, rowdies and gamblers of New York, who has perhaps committed more outrages against society than any other man living, but has succeeded heretofore, by this political influence, in escaping punishment, has at fast met his deserts. By some unexampled good fortune, he was brought before an honest judge and jury in New York, (!) was convicted of an assault with intent to kill a police officer, and has been sent to the Penitentiary for four years and six months.
Sentenced. --Wm. Mulligan, the distinguished New York "pug," was sent to the State Prison, Saturday, for four years, for drawing a pistol on a policeman. Before his departure from the Tombs he was married to "Bell Lewis," a notorious courtesan of the city. She accompanied the unhappy pug on his railroad route to Sing Sing. "Such is (one kind of) life."