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Description: Shooting at AberdeenDate: March 18 1887
Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS
Source: Lee Co., MS Library
Page/Column: Page 2, Column 3
Shooting at Aberdeen
We take from the Meridian News the following particulars of an unfortunate and possibly fatal affair which occurred in Aberdeen, Monday night last:
It appears there was a public meeting in the city of Aberdeen on Monday night, which was called in the interest of certain railroad projects, and while Capt. Lee was speaking on this question, Gen. Reuben Davis peremptorily ordered him to stop, at the same time drawing his pistol with the intention of shooting Capt. Lee.
Mr. C. W. Gibson, a prominent merchant of Aberdeen, and for a long time agent of the M. & O. Railroad, unfortunately threw himself in range with the ball from the pistol in the hand of Gen. Davis, in the futile attempt to prevent the shooting, and received the bullet, which passed entirely through his temple.