The State vs. the Dead Body of Ambrose

Date: 
September 25, 1828

Deceased

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

do say upon their oaths that the said Negro man slave Ambrose came to his death early in the morning of the twenty-forth of September instant by buck shot discharged from a gun presented at him by Kirkland Harmon … [the shot] entering his back loins & hips

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Berryman Burger

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
Justice of the Quorum

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the house of [?] Duke
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Kirkland Harmon
Keywords: 
master-slave violence
Images: 

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