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In Wheeling, West Virginia, a prominent citizen loses his life while on duty as a provost guard

Wheeling, Virginia, 1861, artist's impression
07/06/1865
The provost guard in Wheeling, West Virginia were pursuing an escaped prisoner in the late evening when a shot fired from one of them struck two members nearby.  Captain John List, an elderly leading citizen was hit in the thigh and quickly bleed to death from a punctured artery.  Another was hit in the ankle.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Accident at Wheeling," Chicago Tribune, July 8, 1865, p. 2.
 

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