The State vs. the Dead Body of Lewis

he commenced vomitng blood a few minits [sic]

Date: 
March 14, 1861

Deceased

Description: 
negro man, boy
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
gun
Inquest Finding: 

upon there oats do say that the said Lewis did come to his death … By the discharge of a pistol on Sunday the tenth ist in hands of Benja[?] Glanton

Owner: 
Charles Hammond

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Charles Hammonds Brickyard

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Benjamin[?] H Glanton
Perpetrator Description: 
overseer
Images: 
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