Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​No. 1.​> . Joseph was shot <​the ball​> on the left or right breast <​also​> under the heart, in the lower part of his bowels on the right side, and on the big wrinkle on the back part of the right hip. One ball came <​had​> come out at the right shoulder blade.
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<​No. 2​> When ’s posse came in sight Joseph said to his friends “Don’t be scared brethren, they can’t do more to you than they did; <​the Ancients​> <​They Killed their​> To the Ancients prophets “and saints.” they did to the Ancients; for they Killed their prophets.”
No.3. On Joseph’s arriving at , the Carthage Greys fell into <​[illegible] in​> the rear, and he made some remarks to the following effect “God damn you old Joe, we’ve got you Know” and at the same time <​the rear platoon​> throwing <​threw​> their guns <​repeatedly​> over their heads <​repeatedly​> behind them in a curve so that their bayonets should strike the ground with the breech upwards, when they would run back and pick them up, at the same time whooping, yelling, hooting, and vociferating, and cursing like a pack of savages, as if they were frantic with joy.
No4. On seeing Joseph’s body she screamed and fell on the floor into a fainting fit; when she recovered she kissed the corpse and called him by endearing names and the scene was almost past endurance.
No5 The bodies were buried <​remained​> in the cellar of the where they laid <​where they were buried​> until the fall when they were removed by <​, , & Gilbert Goldsmith​> at ’s request to the Bee House at <​near​> the , and they now lay by the side of the <​buried side by side and​> <​The​> Bee House in a place which had been previously prepared to receive them. <​then Moved and placed over their graves.​> The <​deceased​> children of Joseph & were afterward removed and interred in the same place. It was found at this time that two of ’s teeth had fallen out into the inside of his mouth, supposed to have been done by a ball during the martyrdom, but which was not discovered at the time he was lain out in consequence of his jaws being tied up
No. 1. . Joseph was shot on the right breast also under the heart, in the lower part of his bowels on the right side, and on the big wrinkle on the back part of the right hip. One ball had come out at the right shoulder blade.
No. 2 When ’s posse came in sight Joseph said to his friends “Don’t be scared brethren, they can’t do more to you than they did to the Ancients; for they Killed their prophets.”
No.3. On Joseph’s arriving at , the Carthage Greys in the rear, and made remarks to the following effect “God damn you old Joe, we’ve got you now” and at the same time the rear platoon threw their guns repeatedly over their heads behind them in a curve so that their bayonets should strike the ground with the breech upwards, when they would run back and pick them up, at the same time whooping, yelling, hooting, vociferating, and cursing like a pack of savages, as if they were frantic with joy.
No5 The bodies remained in the cellar of the where they were buried until the fall when they were removed by , , & Gilbert Goldsmith at ’s request to near the , and buried side by side and The Bee House then Moved and placed over their graves. The deceased children of Joseph were afterward removed and interred in the same place. It was found at this time that two of ’s teeth had fallen into the inside of his mouth, supposed to have been done by a ball during the martyrdom, but which was not discovered at the time he was lain out in consequence of his jaws being tied up
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