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The Daily Dispatch: October 4, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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in Gen. Banks's column. In the regiment is a company composed principally of Irishmen, who have given the commander much trouble. When near Muddy Run two of the men got engaged in a fight, and one of them, named Lanahan, of company I, a very bad character, was, by order of Major Arnold C. Lewis, tied to the rear of a baggage wagon. After proceeding about a mile it was reported to Major Lewis that Lanahan was at large with a loaded gun in his hand. The Major, accompanied by Assistant Surgeon W. Charles Rogers, rode towards Lanahan, and ordered him to give up the gun. Lanahan refused; and while the Major (Lewis) was in the act of getting off his horse to enforce his order, Lanahan retreated a few steps, took deliberate aim, and shot the Major in the back with a ball and three buck-shot. The latter fell and expired in three minutes without uttering a word. Lanahan was secured, and the body of the unfortunate officer was placed in a wagon and guarded to the camp. Lanalian is now in