From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/26/1861, p. 2

Eccentric Conduct. – On Saturday, one of the corporals of the guard, stationed at Ligon's factory to watch the Yankee soldiers, had occasion to reprove one of his men for insubordination, when the party drew a pistol and put a ball through the body of his officer, causing a wound which it is thought will produce death. The soldier was put in irons and stowed away for safe-keeping, but during the night contrived to rid himself of the encumbrance, and left the premises. The fugitive was "dimly seen" as he vanished in the "dark and empty void" beyond the factory, and was shot at – an operation which produced no other effect than to accelerate his speed. He had not been heard from late yesterday evening.

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