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Nov 18, 1863 - Shooting affair of man in uniform


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Shooting Affair.

β€”On Saturday evening 7th inst. Mr. David B. Souders, Government Detective, attempted to arrest, in this town, as a deserter from the federal army, John Wise, son of Mr. Daniel Wise, residing on the South Mountain, near town, when Wise started to run, whereupon Souders drew his revolver and fired two shots at him, one of which took effect in the right leg, below the knee, causing a slight flesh wound.β€” Wise it seems, was partially dressed in uniform, and although not a soldier, represented himself to Souders as belonging to the army, hence the attempt at arrest. No blame can possibly be attached to Souders, as he was simply acting in the discharge of his duty.β€”
Boonsboro' Odd Fellow.




ID:
wccw159

Creator:
Herald of Freedom & Torch Light

Notes:
Daniel Wise was the farmer on South Mountain whose well was used to dump 43 Confederate bodies after the Battle of South Mountain

Date:
1863-11-18

Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library

Subject:
Hagerstown (Md.), Newspapers; Maryland, History, Civil War, 1861-1865

Coverage:
Washington County (Md.), 1861-1865

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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