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A blog of Nineteenth Century history, focusing, but not exclusively, on the American Civil War seen through the prism of personal accounts, newspaper stories, administrative records and global history.
A thousand tales. A miscellany. A maze of historical tangents.

A Capitol View

A Capitol View
Images of 1861 juxtaposed- Union Square, New York vs. Capitol Square, Richmond

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Killing in Swampoodle- Conclusion

Criminal Court- Murder Case- Yesterday, in the case of Daniel Roberts, on trial for the murder of John Wolfe, after the close of Mr. Carrington's opening argument, Mr. Norris, the counsel for the prisoner, addressed the Jury for more then hour, urging the plea of self-defence, after which the District Attorney replied, and the case was given to the jury, who, after a short absence from the court-room, returned a verdict of "Not Guilty."

-Evening Star (Washington, D.C.)January 23, 1862

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