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The Daily Dispatch: April 18, 1863., [Electronic resource], Progress of the Siege of Washington. (search)
Deserter killed. --A man named James McClauskey alias Michael Burns, was shot at the Central. Depot last night by one of the Provost Guard of Staunton, and instantly killed, the bail entering his back and coming out of his breast. A few days since Burns was sent from this city to Stanton to be returned to a company from whiBurns was sent from this city to Stanton to be returned to a company from which he had deserted after entering as a substitute. The military authorities there deemed it proper he should be tried for the offence, and sent him to this city under guard. The guard and Burns had just gotten off the cars, when the latter started to run, and refusing to halt a musket was discharged at him, with the result above Burns had just gotten off the cars, when the latter started to run, and refusing to halt a musket was discharged at him, with the result above derated. A man named Wm P. Kirby, who by his own account belonged to some half a dozen companies, was sent down with Barns to be tried for giving B his discharge knowing him to be a deserter. The living and the dead man were both carried to Castle Thunder last night.