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The Daily Dispatch: August 26, 1862., [Electronic resource], Desperate affair at a Hospital in Petersburg. (search)
Petersburg, Friday, during which one of the patients, after wounding the surgeon in charge and several attendants on the hospital, cut his own throat, and died in a few minutes. The following are the particulars as given in the Express: John Roland, a conscript from North Carolina, who had been recommended for a discharge from the service on account of rheumatism, applied on Thursday evening at the Second North Carolina Hospital for permission to remain all night, which was granted. Yestragedy, he then stabbed himself near the heart, and cut his throat in two places, one of the wounds severing the wind fire; after which he jumped out of the window, a distance of some 10 or 12 feet, and expired in about 20 minutes. We learn that Roland behaved very well during the night and yesterday morning, nothing in his appearance or action indicating that anything was the matter with him. All of a sudden a fit of desperation seemed to seize him, as if he were possessed of the devil. But f