From the Richmond Dispatch, 12/20/1862, p. 2, c. 3

Dead. - A soldier named R. A. Slaughter, a member of company R, 53d Va. reg't died in the hospital at Castle Thunder, yesterday of disease contracted in the service. Deceased was sent to Richmond on the 26th of November to be returned to his regiment, and though anxious to join his comrades was never able to do so. His sufferings terminated yesterday in death.

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