--One of the guards on duty at Castle Thunder, named James M. Carter
, belonging to Company A, Capt. John H. Greanor
, City Battalion, was accidentally shot yesterday evening, under the following circumstances: Private Carter
, with two companions, were asleep in the barrack room at the rear of the Castle
; when a comrade in a lower room attempted to remove a musket from a stack.
In doing so the trigger caught against something and fell with sufficient force to explode the load.
The ball passed through the ceiling and flooring above and into the bank in which Carter
was lying asleep, through the fleshy part of his leg, above the knee, and lodged in the flooring of the third story.
The wounded man was taken to the hospital on 20th street.