New York Herald, “Serious Street Encounter in Charleston,” July 15, 1860

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    “Serious Street Encounter in Charleston,” New York Herald, July 15, 1860, p. 5: 3.
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    Charleston (SC) Courier
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    New York Herald
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    Serious Street Encounter in Charleston
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    SERIOUS STREET ENCOUNTER IN CHARLESTON. – Another of those fatal street occurrences so peculiar to the South occurred in Charleston, South Carolina, on Tuesday last. Two gentlemen of standing and respectability in the community, named Robert C. Browne and Warren Andrews, having come to a misunderstanding in their private relations, came together, according to the Charleston Courier, under the following circumstances: - Mr. Andrews was on horseback, and while passing leisurely the Planters’ Hotel was observed by Mr. Browne, who was sitting on the piazza. Mr. Browne advanced towards Mr. Andrews for the purpose of receiving, as he thought, an explanation of the conduct of Andrews, when the latter turned and fired on Browne with a revolver, the ball entering the right knee. Browne returned the fire four or five times in succession, striking Andrews, as we learn, in the right arm and right thigh. Andrews, after receiving the several fires of Browne, dismounted and ran away. The horse received one or two slight wounds. Neither of the gentlemen was dangerously wounded, though a poor negro man, attracted to the spot by the firing, was shot through the heart and instantly killed by one of the pistol balls.

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