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

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Killing in Swampoodle

Yesterday afternoon Coroner Woodward held an Inquest in view of the body of the teamster Wolfe, who was shot yesterday near the railroad, in Swampoodle. The testimony differed in no respect from the statement published in the Star yesterday. The verdict was that he came to his death by a shot fired from a gun in the hands of one Daniel Roberts, of Company F, 26th Pennsylvania Regiment. Wolfe was comparatively a stranger to his companions, they only knew that he was called Wolfe, and believed that had come from Baltimore. He had a small amount of money (about ten dollars) in his pocket. The coroner was required to give orders for the burial of the body

-Evening Star (Washington, D.C.)August 10, 1861

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