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July 15, 2013

This Day in History

On this day in 1864, the Newburyport Herald reported that Benjamin Brown died the previous night as the consequence of a wound received on the morning of July 4. Apparently Charles Watts, with gross carelessness, fired off a gun to get its ramrod out. Not noticing in what direction the gun pointed, he shot Brown in the back.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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