The Killing of Ellsworth by Jackson — Heroism of Virginia Women.
A gentleman who arrived in Richmond
last evening, reports as follows:
ascended to the roof of the Marshall House
, and secured the flag.
Coming down with the flag wrapped around him, he met Mr. Jackson
, when Ellsworth
remarked, ‘"Here, I have got a prize."’ Jackson
replied ‘"Yes, and here is another prize."’ --at the same time levelling his double barrel shot-gun, and shooting Ellsworth
dead on the spot.
was speedily murdered by the Zouaves.
The shot that killed him pierced his brain.
and her sister, as we are informed, took possession of the flag, drew revolvers, and defied the Zouaves, who endeavored to take it from them.
The ladies tore the flag into shreds, determined that it should not pass into the hands of Lincoln
Connected with this affair, we may publish the following copy of a card, which Mr. Jackson
had circulated to advertise his business.
It shows the spirit of the man:
James W. Jackson
Corner King and Pitt Streets,
is determined, and will conquer, under the command of Jeff Davis