From the Richmond Dispatch, 2/6/1863, p. 1, c. 7
The Executions To-day. – Three men are to expiate their offences to-day in or near this city by sudden and ignominious deaths. Michael Bucton, condemned at the last term of Judge Lyons's Court for the murder of John Delaney in December last, will suffer at the usual place of execution, below the Powder Magazine, between the hours of ten and two o'clock. — This execution will be conducted by the civil authorities, the Sergeant and his deputies officiating on the occasion. James Broderick and Michael Kearns, members of the Letcher artillery, will suffer death by musketry, between the hours of 2 and 3 o'clock, at Camp Lee in presence of all their brother soldiers in the vicinity of the city, they having been condemned to death for the crime of desertion by the Court-Martial now in session here. Kearns, one of the military prisoners was very much dejected last night, and seemed to have lost all hope.