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The Dillon Herald, Dillon, South Carolina
June 28, 1906, Vol. 11, No. 26

Confederate Veteran Committed Suicide

Anderson, Special - John W. Martin of Fork township committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a shot gun. Continued ill health produced mental derangement and this was cause assigned for taking his own life. He was about 70 years of age and a Confederate veteran. He served throughout the war, first in Orr's regiment and then in the Palmetto Sharpshooters.

Transcribed by Helen B. Moody

Submitted by Helen Moody, 1 Nov 2003.

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