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The Daily Dispatch: May 15, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Another murder. --Yesterday about seven o'clock a negro man named William, slave of Mrs. Mary Kimble. of Louisa county, and hired as porter to Mr. Theodoric Robertson, in Richmond, was mortally wounded by a ball and three buckshot fired out of a musket in the hands of one of the Provost Marshal's guard. It appeared that the "soldier" had been sent out with orders to gather up all the male negroes to be found, to be sent down to work on the obstructions placed in James river, below this city, and having hailed the negro, the latter imagined some violence was to be offered him, and started to escape, when he was shot. The ball entered the left side of the taccyx, or lower point of the spinal column, passing obliquely through, wounding the rectum and butting the bladder, making its exit through the regis pubis, or just above the pubis bone. Two of the buckshot went entirely through, one entering the fleshy part of the left hip, coming out just above the crust of the iliac bone.