Monday, November 21, 2016

Newspaper Tidbit: Unfortunate Occurrence (Stone House)

Critic-Record (Washington, DC)
1 September 1873

AN UNFORTUNATE OCCURRENCE -- Last week three lads of this city, John Bloudin, Harry Taylor, and Frank McNerhany, paid a visit to the old Stone House, where reside the Starbuck family, in Prince William county, Va.  During their stay all passed off pleasantly, until young McNerhany, in a playful mood, pointed a musket at a companion named Taylor, supposing it was not loaded.  He was horror struck when it was discharged ,and he discovered that the arm of Taylor was terribly torn with the contents.  Yesterday the arm was successfully amputated by Drs. Marsteller and Tibbs.

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