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.

Page last updated on 07/16/2008