From the Richmond Enquirer, 7/9/1862, p. 2, c. 5

ACCIDENTALLY SHOT. – One of the wagoners, employed in hauling muskets from the recent battle fields, while taking off his load at Thomas’ factory, on Monday evening, met with a serious accident, by which the fingers of his left hand were terribly shattered. He was pulling one of the muskets from out of the mass, in order to extricate others, when the lock became entangled, and, the piece being loaded, the cock was drawn back, slipped, and the contents exploded. The wagoner’s hand being upon the muzzle, received the charge, which passed through and slightly injured one of his legs. His name is Wm. Johnson, of Company B, Sixteenth Virginia Regiment.


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