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Melancholy event.

--Our community says the Charlestown, Va., Free Press, of Thursday, was greatly shocked at the intelligence of the death of Mr. Lawrence Lee Berry, of Charlestown, son of the Rev. R. T. Berry, aged twenty-two years. He was a member of Capt Moore's "Botts' Grays," and was shot on Saturday morning last near Munson's Hill, whilst on picket duty, by some of the Federal fiends who stealthily approached him. He received two wounds, one in the thigh and the other in the right breast, causing instant death. Mr. B. was an estimable youth, and gave much promise of usefulness. To his bereaved father, (who was absent and was deprived even of a last look before his body was committed to mother earth,) and his affectionate relatives, the heartfelt sympathies of our citizens are extended. Mr. B.'s body was brought to town on Sunday afternoon, and on Tuesday afternoon interred in the old Presbyterian burying-ground.

We learn that the two wretches who killed Mr. B. met the same fate from members of the Greys.

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