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A watchman shot. --On Monday night, about 9 o'clock, while watchman James R Crafton and his partner were standing at the lower end of the Old Market-house, preparatory to a journey up Franklin street, two pistol shots were discharged at them, in rapid succession, from a gang of rowdies congregated on the corner of the Vegetable Market, on the opposite side of the street. One of the balls struck Crafton, and after going through two heavy coats, lodged in his thigh, causing a plenteous flow of blood. Immediately after the shots were fired, the crowd on the opposite corner dispersed rapidly in the direction of the scale-house, and were soon lost to view amid its gloomy surroundings. Just before this occurrence, two of the watchmen had brought in a pickpocket from near the Varieties, and it is thought that some of the man's "pals" followed them to the cage, and seeing Crafton and his partner emerge therefrom shortly after, mistook them for the men making the arrest.
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Camp Battery no. 2,Marion Hill, October 27th, 1862. James F Britton and Joshua W. Curry being absent without leave, will report forthwith, or be considered as deserters and be dealt with accordingly. Wm. L. Satterwhite, Lt. Comd'g Co. A, 10th Va. Vols., Heavy Art. oc 28--2t*