The Shelby Union
SAD OCCURRENCE.---William Capp, member of the 51st regiment, came to an untimely end on
Tuesday night. He had dissipated quite freely since his return home on a veteran's furlough, and was in consequence
confined to his bed, but although apparently recovered from the effects of liquor, yet it was followed by erysipelas
in the head, aggravated by dissipation, which speedily terminated in death.
April 14, 1864
Page 3, col 1
'Tis sad to think that after a man had perilled life
and limb in battling for his country for over two years, he should fall a victim to intoxicating drink.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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