From the Richmond
7/2/1861, p. 2
Mention was made
yesterday of the bursting of a musket on Thursday of last week in the hands of
Mr. Jno. Bouer, a member of the Tredegar Battalion. The accident occurred as Mr.
B. was trying his piece preparatory o a parade. The gun burst into many pieces,
and blew off Mr. B.ís left hand entirely, causing intense agony, the
surgeonís knife being requisite to remove the pieces of the limb which did not
fall a prey to the force of the explosion. The explosion was caused by a defect
in the musket.
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