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The Daily Dispatch: November 24, 1862., [Electronic resource], From Fredericksburg.--the surrender of the town Demanded. (search)
ives by stepping into the canal at the foot of 8th street, where the bridge leading to the Petersburg Depot crosses it, the water was drawn from the basin at an early hour yesterday morning, soon after which a search revealed, near the spot alluded to, the body of Mr. Joseph Ladd, a respectable and well known resident of Sussex county, Va., whose remains, after being viewed by the Coroner, were enclosed in a neat coffin and delivered to his friends. It appears that Mr. Ladd had been to Culpeper county to carry some supplies to soldiers hauling from his vicinity, and returning to this city on Thursday last, had started early Friday morning for the Petersburg Depot, and not knowing the way between his hotel and the depot very well, had stopped into the canal at the foot of the bridge, on 8th street, and, being unable to swim, sunk before assistance could reach him. About 1 o'clock yesterday the body of another man was recovered from near the same spot. One examination it was found to