William R. Wingfield
From the Advocate.
Extracts of a letter to the Editor, dated
Camp Wingfield, Sevier county, Sept. 10, 1836
We are getting slowly on - detained waiting for a company in Hempstead and
one here. No accident happened among us until we reached this place.
Yesterday morning, just before day, a limb from a dead tree fell upon a tent
and killed instantaneously a young man, by the name of William R. Wingfield,
who had joined my company in Clark county, cleaving his head from the nose
backward entirely asunder - he never breathed or uttered a groan. He bid
fair to make a good soldier; was a clever young man; and having joined the
company on account of his attachment to me, his death has caused me much
Arkansas Gazette, Volume XVII, October 4, 1836, Number 42, Whole No. 1043,
page 1, column 2.
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