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April 19 1865 - A dastardly deed.

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On Saturday evening last, on the reception of the news in Funks-town, of the assassination of President Lincoln and attempted-murder of Secretary Seward, Mr. William C. Stouffer, an arnest and faithful friend of the Union, entered the belfry of the Lutheran Church, in that village and commenced tolling the bell, when some base and cowardly Rebel fired upon Mr. S, the ball grazing the side of his head. We have not heard of the arrest of the black-hearted villain who perpetrated this act but it is to be hoped that he may be ferreted out and deserved punishment be meted out to him. We urge our Union friends throughout Washington county to arouse to a full sense of the perils which surround them. The fact is not to be disguised that we have in our midst amongst us — we meet them every day - men whose hearts are dyed in treason, implacable enemies of the too beneficent Government whose protection they enjoy. Let every true friend of the republic, every patriot, be vigilant in the performance of his duty at this hour of imminent danger.


Herald & Torch Light


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Washington County Free Library

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

Washington County (Md.), 1861-1865

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

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