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Accidentally killed.

--On Friday last about one hundred and fifty stragglers were sent from Castle Thunder, under guard, to their various commands on the Rappahannock. On arriving at Hamilton's Crossing soldiers and prisoners commenced pressing upon the guard who, in turn, endeavored to keep each at a proper distance by the use of their bayonets, in this effort to preserve order one of the muskets accidentally exploded, the ball taking effect in the left elbow of Patrick Brannon, 5th North Carolina regiment, shattering the bone frightfully, then entering his abdomen fore out his bowels, causing death in a short time thereafter.

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