h the Court-House, was approached by some one from behind, who took deliberate aim and shot him dead — the pistol being held so close to him that the powder burned his coat!
So far as we could learn, Dr. York was not actively engaged in the affray, save in his professional capacity as surgeon, and in trying to restore order.
A soldier, Alfred Swim, of company G, Fifty-fourth Illinois, was shot, and taken to Drs. Allen & Van Meter's office, where he soon died.
Mr. Swim lived somewhere near Casey, ia Clark County, where he leaves a wife and three children.
He is spoken of by all as having been an excellent soldier and a good citizen.
William G. Hart, Deputy Provost-Marshal, was shot in several places — in the head and vitals — his wounds are probably mortal.
James Goodrich, company C, Fifty-fourth Illinois, received a shocking wound — being shot in the bowels.
His wound, we fear, will prove mortal.
Unarmed as our boys were, Colonel Mitchell soon rallied all he could, citizens