Richmond Enquirer, 5/27/62b

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From the Richmond Enquirer, 5/27/1862

A CRAZY BULLET AND A FOOLISH SOLDIER. - On yesterday afternoon, the government guard were about to arrest a soldier in front of Seabrook's warehouse, when one of Caskie's Rangers, Richard Barry, by name, rode up and interfered, by drawing a pistol and protesting against it. One of the guard forthwith leveled his piece at him, pulled trigger, and Barry tumbled out of his saddle. Upon examination, it was found that the bullet had penetrated the fleshy part of his thigh, tore away a part of his saddle, glanced in front, struck the horn of the saddle, rebounded into Barry's pantaloons, and slipped down into one of his boots.

Another example of bullet-freakishness and soldier foolishness.

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