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Transcribed by Lindy Lee Hard
Cuthbert Appeal 18 Mar 1868 (newspaper, Cuthbert,
Randolph Co, Ga, microfilm)
"An Unfortunate Affair. - On last Thursday, Rev. Samuel Anthony, well known
to many of our citizens as an able minister of the gospel, was seriously,
if not fatally wounded, at Andersonville. Last accounts report him in a
very critical condition, but with little hope of recovery.
The following particulars of this unfortunate affair are
taken from the Americus Currier:
Mr Anthony had gone to Mr. Mann's for the purpose of
marrying Mr. Daniel Bagly and Miss Sallie Mann. - While performing the
ceremony, and when about half way through, Mr. Robt. Mann (? type blurred),
stepfather of the bride, entered the room with a shot gun and objected to
the proceeding, when a slight scuffle ensued, during which the gun was
accidentally discharged, the contents taking effect in Mr. A's groins.
Considerable doubt is entertained in his recovery."
(Other newspaper accounts indicate that the Rev Samuel Anthony actually
died 3 Mar 1880, aged 73 having preached his last Sermon the Tue before
his death of a brief illness, so he apparently did recover from the above