Killed And Wounded

This article from the July 21, 1877 issue of the Baltimore American lists the killed and wounded and describes their wounds in detail.

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After the military had left this scene of the disturbance, the police began looking around for the killed and wounded. On the right of the spot where the officers were standing was the body of a young man lying on the pavement, his forehead crushed and a pool of blood beside him. Upon examination it was found that it was the body of Thos. V. Byrne, a young man about thirty years of age, residing with his family at 249 North Gay street. He was standing in front of the Armory waiting to see his brother, who was a member of the regiment, and if possible dissuade him from leaving the city on account of the threatening aspect the riot had assumed. He was quietly looking on, scanning the countenances of the members so as to recognize his brother. He was shot through the head, with a bullet fired by a member of Company F, when the mob attacked it, and died immediately. He was a Register of the Fifth ward, and employed as a clerk in the clothing store of K. Staasburger, corner Gay and Froth streets.

The other victim of the fire of the military was James C. Barner, a boy of fifteen years of age, residing at 42 North High street. He was standing on the southeast corner of Front and Fayette streets, looking at the military, when a minie ball struck him in the right thigh, passing through to the left, tearing the testicles, and making an ugly flesh would. He was carried home to his residence by a number of bystanders. Dr. A. T. Houck was called, and pronounced the wound of a very serious character, though not necessarily fatal.

About this Document

  • Source: Baltimore American
  • Date: July 21, 1877