--A man named J. Walton
, a member of the Georgia Battalion, who was imprisoned in the guard-house of the Western District, corner of 6th and Cary streets, as a deserter, was shot twice on Sunday night, while attempting to escape, and died of the wounds received, one of which was through his right lag and the other through the body.
A notorious desperade named Summerfield
, alias Wilson
, who was in the same room with Walton
, in the foursh story of the building had succeeded in divesting himself of certain frons which encircled both his wrists and ankles and cluding the observation of two guards stationed below, had made good his escape to parts unknown.
attempted to follow, and was lowering himself from the window, when he was bulled and told to go back.
Refusing, the sentinal raised his place and sent a ball through his leg. Still paraisting another sentry ‘"took a crack"’ also, and the party fell en a shed below, but was caught before falling off of it. The last wound, being through the body, killed him. The desperade who escaped had already (in some army) been branded for desertion, and if Lieutenant Booker
could have succeeded in retaining him, would have undergone the unpleasant operation a second time.