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The Daily Dispatch: April 29, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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opened. Then, I learn from those who were present, a scene transpired that words cannot describe. The old hero bent over the body of his son, on whose pale face the full moon threw its light, kissed the cold brow many times, and exclaimed, in an agony of emotion: "O, my brave boy, you have died for me, you have died for me." That powerful old hero of Eastern Virginia, as famous for the generous impulses of his soul as for his indomitable bravery and prowess — recovering now from his illness — and nerved perchance, more strongly, by the great loss he has sustained, will fight the enemy with an energy and a determination that will scarcely be successfully resisted by the congregating enemies of freedom and humanity. A soldier named Maloney, of the Montgomery Guards, was shot and killed yesterday by his Lieutenant, Gilmore. It appears that the deceased resisted the guard that had been ordered to arrest him. The case comes up this morning for examination before the Mayor
A man with many names. --Officer Perdue, one of the Provost detectives, yesterday arrested a man named George Cayson, alias Mike Leary, alias McKenny, alias Maloney, a member of company H, 47th Va., on the charge of substituting and deserting. A reward of $500 had been offered for his arrest. The levanting soldier was lodged in Castle Thunder, to be tried by Court Martial.
he first time in Illinois since 1859 the death penalty was suffered by two men for murder. The unfortunate culprits, named William Corbitt and Patrick Fleming, were convicted on Tuesday, November 31, of murdering Patrick Malony Cicero, about six miles west of Chicago. It was a cold-blooded affair, as they had no personal enmity towards their victim, but did it for a paltry fifty dollars given them by a man named Williams, who, for some years past, had cherished a bitter animosity against Maloney. The two men were thoroughly prepared for their coming doom by their spiritual directors, Dr. McMullen and Father Murphy, aided by the Good Sisters of Charity, and no one would have thought, by their calmness, that they were so soon to have been sent before their Maker. At twenty-five minutes before three the doomed men were led forth from their cells to the scaffold, and after a few remarks the caps were drawn and the ropes adjusted, and at precisely ten minutes before three, William
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