From the Richmond Dispatch, 1/15/1863, p. 2, c. 7

Inquest. – Coroner Sanxay yesterday held an inquest on 8th street, over the body of Patrick Carney, the lad who was so badly wounded on Saturday evening, by a ball shot across the basin at a lot of wild ducks sailing on its surface, by some person unknown. The ball, as heretofore said, passed through the lad’s body, and he lingered in great agony from the time he was wounded until late Tuesday night, when he breathed his last. The jurors, after examining a number of witnesses, and otherwise inquiring into the circumstances attending the case, returned a verdict that he “came to his death by a gunshot wound fired by some member of Company D, City Battalion, unknown to them, from the front of Bennett’s warehouse, south side of the basin and 9th street.”

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