A sheriff’s posse ambuscaded by Negroes—three killed and three wounded.

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“A sheriff’s posse ambuscaded by Negroes—three killed and three wounded.” New York Times July 12, 1871, page 1.

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Reports that a sheriff’s posse which had captured Henry Berry Lowry’s wife and other supporters of the band was attacked by Lowry and other band members on the Wilmington, Charlotte, and Rutherford Railroad. Lowry and Captain J. M. Wishart had a duel on the railroad track; neither was wounded. In the attack, Hector McMillan, Archibald Brown, and Hector McNeill were killed; D. McCormick, B. Barnes, and James Lowry were wounded.

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