From the Richmond Examiner, 5/20/1864
DEATH OF GENERAL GORDON. - Brigadier General Gordon, of
North Carolina, whose left arm was shattered by a ball in the fighting around
Richmond, died at the Officers' Hospital on Wednesday night. The immediate cause
of death was mortification, the wound not being considered by the surgeons a
dangerous one. Had amputation been resorted to at first, the result would
doubtless have been different; but the surgeons attempted to save the limb, and
the result is, his valuable life is lost to the cause and the country.
The remains, enclosed in a box, were escorted to the
Danville depot last evening by the Public Guard and band, and were taken on the
train en route for North Carolina.
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