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In Albany, New York, an evening altercation leads to a fatal shooting

Albany, New York, 1853, detail, zoomable image
11/30/1863
In Albany, New York, Charles Phillips, described in the press as "a well known character about town" was first wounded in the arm by a Thomas Creegan and then later shot again, this time by a friend of Cregan's named Matthew Brummaghin and through the heart at the the Delavan House Hotel.  He had reportedly spat in Brummaghin's face and was instantly fired on and killed.  He was forty-seven years old.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Serious Shooting Affray in Albany," New York Times, December 1, 1863, p. 1. 

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