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The Daily Dispatch: October 2, 1863., [Electronic resource], A remarkable Phenomenon...a Chapter of similar ones. (search)
Shooting affray. --Yesterday afternoon, about 6 o'clock, a shooting affray occurred between Jacob Eizenhower and John T. Davidson, two engineers on the Richmond and Fredericksburg railroad, near the corner of 7th and Broad sts. Eizenhower fired five times at Davidson, who had a pistol drawn, but not being able to make it go off could not return the fire. D. narrowly escaped with his life, receiving a slight wound in the face, having one of his fingers shot off, and still another ball penetrating his clothing and falling down into his boot. Eizenhower was not arrested. The affray grew out of an old difficulty.
--Yesterday morning Jacob Eisenoer and John T. Davidson, engine drivers on the Richmond, Fredericth interposed and stopped them for the time. Davidson then crossed the street to his room, but retuMarshall. After getting half way the square, Davidson stopped. Eisenoer desired to go farther or into an alley. Davidson declined to do so, stating that was as good place as any. Eisenoer hearing tdvanced, as if to commence a fist fight, when Davidson drew his pistol. Just then Leary caught Eise designed it. Leary in the meantime persuaded Davidson not to return to the depot, but to go home, a streets, taking his stand at the lamp post. Davidson had been standing at the corner but a short tdrew their pistols and the firing commenced. Davidson, it seems, fired but once, his caps failing t Eisenoer fired four shots, one ball striking Davidson's right hand and severing his middle finger, erned, the case was a clear one. He had shot Davidson in the street, and that was a clear case of f[5 more...]
Admitted to bail. --John T. Davidson and Jacob Eisenoer appeared before the Mayor last Saturday, charged with feloniously shooting each other in Broad street on Thursday afternoon last, and were each held to bail in $1500 to appear before a called Court for further examination.
The Daily Dispatch: November 26, 1863., [Electronic resource], The opening of the French Legislature. (search)
Acquitted. --Jacob Elsencer, indicted for feloniously shooting John T. Davidson, on the 9th of October, has been tried before Judge Lyons and acquitted.