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In Britain, a nineteen year-old private murders his depot commander and his adjutant with one bullet

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09/14/1861
Nineteen year-old Private Patrick McCaffery of the Cornwall Light Infantry, stationed at the Fulwood Barracks in Lancashire, was charged with misconduct on sentry duty and given fourteen days confined to barracks.  Soon after, cleaning his rifle in his quarters, he saw the commandant of the depot and his adjutant walking outside and fired at them.  His single shot, from 65 yards, killed both Colonel Hugh Crofton and Captain John Hanham.  McCaffery was convicted and executed before 30,000 people in Liverpool the next January.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p.183-184. 

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