Gun Safety

I was reading some Civil War letters, and came across this one. It is a letter from Manley Stacey to his father, one of a series that starts here. In it is this quote:

Yesterday on the March one of the 125th. picked up a Revolver, & commenced fooling with it, & Shot one of his own men through the Head, killing him instantly. It was an awful sight.

Manley was killed in December of 1863. He, also, was shot accidentally.


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