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The Daily Dispatch: July 30, 1863., [Electronic resource], Will the Western Powers of Europe permit the Union to be restored? (search)
deceased. He said his name was John Elder, a member of the same cavalry company, now being organized near Camp lee, to which he belonged — that the hat the de words was his, (Martin's) and that on the evening before he had loaned that hat to Wm. Cummings. He further stated that be (Martin) had been at Camp Lee for three days; that he was then direct from the camp, and that be boarded with Alex. Tomlin, on Union Hill. Thinking it probable that Martin knew more of the affair than he had made public, Messrs. Pensley, Rock and Robinson were directed take him into custody, and to arrest Cummings if he could be found. The jury examined the body of the diseased and found that one of the balls had entered the lower part of his head, near the right ear, penetrated the brain, and producing instant. death. They then adjourned to meet again on Friday next. John Elder, aged about twenty years, was released from the Penitentiary of Virginia about five months since where he served out