The State vs. the Dead Body of Baze

Date: 
March 31, 1863

Deceased

Description: 
negro slave
Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
chop axe
Inquest Finding: 

do say upon there oaths that said Baze came to his death … by reason of two blows from a chop axe in the hands of Anderson another slave belong to said T.D.J. Howl

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
Thomas D. J. Howl

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the D. J. Howls

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Anderson
Perpetrator Description: 
slave
Perpetrator Slave Status: 
Slave
Perpetrator Owner: 
Keywords: 
slave-slave violence
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