Serious shooting Affray
--Yesterday afternoon a serious shooting.
Tray occurred in front of the Libby prison
, in which three members of the City
Battalion were shot, one of them being maimed for life and another mortally wounded.
It appears that during the afternoon Jas P. Newsom
, of co. C, 32d N. C. regiment, was on guard in front of Castle Thunder, and had some words with a member of the battalion who was coming out of the prison, where he had been on business.
Shortly after Newsom
, being off duty, but having his market with him, was passing the parade ground of that portion of the City
Battalion which guards the Libby, when some altercation occurred between him and Martin Gripp
, of co. in which Gripp struck him in the face.
sprung back and, taking aim at his antagonist, fired the ball, striking him in the breast and tearing off the flesh as far as the shoulder.
The bullet then struck private Forey
, of company A, shattering his arm, (which was amputated last night,) and finally lodged in the bowels of private Richard Morris
, of company D, who was standing near, inflicting a mortal wound.
then ran a few steps, but was overtaken by two of the battalion and lodged in Castle Thunder.
The weapon with which so much damage was done at a single shot was a short Mississippi
was not expected to survive through last night.
, after being placed in confinement at the Castle
, expressed much regret at the damage he had done, but said he was driven to it by the assault made by Gripp.