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The Daily Dispatch: August 8, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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One hand for the Union.--In the battle of Bull Run, Henry Benson, of Kenosha co., Wis., fought gallantly with his regiment, the Second Wisconsin. He was first shot through the hand, and exclaimed, There goes one hand for the Union. Rally, boys, and down with the traitor! Just then a ball struck him near the heart. He died exclaiming, Tell my father I die like a man fighting for the Union. --Boston Journal, Aug. 7.
a of having killed Taylor, alleging that with his knowledge of counterfeiting money, &c., he could do better than to kill a man for and dollars. He also stated that the evidence against him on the trial was such that, had he been a juror, he would have convicted his own brother, and that the jury who tried him could find no other verdict than that of guilty. Before his conviction Shearer was sent for by Gen. Rosecrans while he (Shearer) was in jail at Kenosha, but the Sheriff in Kenosha county refused to give him up. Rosecrans expressed his determination to have him hung, as Shearer had been a regular spy for the rebels. Shearer was present at the battle of Corinth, and it was stated that he was drummed out of camp at that place. While in the South (Alabama and Arkansas) Shearer procured specimens of Confederate money — tens, twenties, fifties, and hundreds — and with or from there specimens he had plates made in Cincinnati, and then had hair a million struck off This wa