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The Daily Dispatch: November 21, 1863., [Electronic resource], From
Charge of murder. --The Mayor yesterday morning had before him Peter Reynolds, a soldier, charged with being engaged in the murder of John Gordon, a Yankee deserter, who was stabbed at the house of Ann Thomas, on Cary st, on the night of the 6th November, and died from the effects of the stab on the night of the 18th of November. After being wounded Gordon was taken to the Heningsen hospital, where every attention was paid him by Dr. Watson and the nurses. On the night of the stabbing, Gordon was in Miss Thomas's parlor with Peter Reynolds and Martin Riddles. Gordon, forgetting his parole, and his obligations to the Southern Confederacy, commenced bragging about Abe Lincoln's Government, and how the South was to be overrun. Taking this as an insult, Reynolds seized a spittoon and gave him a blow in the month, and Riddles stabbed him, the knife entering the right buttock on a line with the right hip joint, and inflicted a wound about one-inch long, which bled freely. Riddr