From the Richmond Dispatch, 4/5/1864
to Leave the Army. - At five o'clock Sunday evening as the up train on the
York River Railroad was passing in rear of Chimborazo Hospital, a soldier,
believed to be from the Hospital, deliberately laid his left hand upon the track
and allowed the driving wheels of the engine to pass over his fingers. The only
motive we have heard attributed to the man is an overwhelming desire to avoid
further military service.
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