From the Richmond Dispatch, 12/12/1861, p. 2, c. 4

The Recent Duel. The jury summoned by Acting Coroner Sanxay to investigate the affair in which Washington J. Worsham lost his life, assembled yesterday morning, for the third time, at the office of the High Constable. The fact that the unfortunate event was the result of a shot fired by somebody had been previously ascertained to the satisfaction of the jury, through the opinion advanced by two well known physicians; And according to common report, the person who tried it was Jas. McCullough; time, Saturday morning; place, Broad Rock Race Course; occasion, a duel, at ten paces. Still it was necessary to prove these facts, and the efforts of the Coroner to bring in the witnesses were unavailing. The jury therefore made up and rendered the following verdict: "That the said Washington J. Worsham came to his death from a pistol ball, shot through his body by some person unknown to the jury."

Go to top