The State vs. the Dead Body of George

Date: 
October 25, 1865

Deceased

Description: 
freedmen
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
gun
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say … that the said George was willfully homicideed … received a bullet wound near the reg of the heart and lodged 2 1/2 inchs below the right nipple also a bullet wound in the left shoulder lodging in the body

Slave Status: 
Free
Owner: 
Washington Cureton

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at John H. Campbell's

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Joel Charles
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