--On Thursday last Wm. J. Burton
, company J. Virginia
's brigade, was killed at a hospital in Lynchburg
by a free negro named Albert Wood
, who struck him with a shovel.
The next day a large number of the brigade took the negroes jail and were proceeding to him, when Gen. Corse
appeared among them and by his , seizing a musket and threatening to shoot the first man who dared to disobey his orders, the negro was handed over to the civil authorities, the General
explaining to the soldiers at the same time the disgrace, their contemplated act, it carried out, would bring upon the brigade.
Under charge of the City Council the negro was then returned to jail, and a strong guard placed in attendance to prevent any further attempt at mob law.