From the Richmond Dispatch, 4/5/1864

Anxious 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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