The State vs. the Dead Body of Jack

Date: 
November 21, 1835

Deceased

Description: 
slave [runaway]
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
gun
Inquest Finding: 

do say…that Elias E. Harrison…a certain gun of the value of seven dollars then and there charged with gun powder and leaden buck shot, which he the said Elias E. Harrison then and there had and held in both is hands, then and there accidently and by misfortune and against the will of him the said Elias E. Harrison discharged and....and shot out of the said gun him the said negro man in and upon the right arm, shoulder and back of the head....ten wounds with said shot, which were mortal wounds

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
William W. Williams

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
Justice of the Quorum

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Andersonville

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Elias E. Harrison
Perpetrator Description: 
negro[?]
Keywords: 
gun, accidental shooting
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