Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Fight

Four deserters from the First Cavalry, who were captured at Dubuque last Wednesday Passed down on the steamer [Pembina] last Sunday. While the boat was lying at our levee one of them jumped ashore, and before he was taken back had a fight with an Irishman, whom he pummeled pretty severely. He was eventually secured and marched back to the boat.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, April 22, 1862, p 1

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