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The Daily Dispatch: May 20, 1864., [Electronic resource], One Regiment that got out of the Big fight. (search)
Mayor's Court, yesterday. --Thomas Boyd, charged with shooting, on last Sunday week, Henry Anderson, a free negro, was discharged by the Mayor from further prosecution yesterday morning. The testimony in the case fully proved that Boyd, acting as a guard at the Danville Bridge, only performed his duty in firing at the negro after his refusal to obey the command to halt. Andrew, slave of the Virginia Central Railroad, was charged with stealing fifty pounds of bacon, belonging to the cfusal to obey the command to halt. Andrew, slave of the Virginia Central Railroad, was charged with stealing fifty pounds of bacon, belonging to the company. An officer of the road testified that Anderson jumped from the commissary train on Wednesday evening on the plea that he had dropped his hat, and running back some distance from the cars, he was observed digging in the ground, which, upon investigation, turned out to be the bacon he was burying. The Mayor ordered him to be whipped.