By S. C. Turnbo

Among accounts furnished me of the shooting and wounding of men in war times is the following account which was furnished me by Buck Toney, an early settler in Izard County, Arkansas, whose father, Captain L. D. Toney, belonged to the first Arkansas union troops, Colonel Bundy’s regiment. Mr. Toney said that a man of the name of Estes, an Inoffensive man and a southern sympathizer who lived on Lower Knob Creek, a branch of Mill Creek, was shot through the lungs by Jim Macum. Mr. Estes lay many months before he recovered from the wound. Estes was 20 years old and had some relatives in the confederate army, but he never belonged to the army himself.


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