Herman Gilreath Murdered

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
June 16, 1892
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Herman Gilreath Murdered.

A dispatch from Greenville, S. C., says that the town is convulsed over one of the most dastardly murders ever committees in this section. Herman Gilreath, an alderman and a brother of the sheriff of the county, was shot dead this morning by Mims Sullivan. The difficulty started over the throwing of a beer bottle into a yard. Sullivan approached Gilreath on the streets in reference to the matter and after a few words Gilreath turned to go with the remark, “Sullivan, you are no gentleman.” Sullivan thereupon produced a pistol and shot Gilreath in the back and when the victim turned, shot him again in the forehead, instantly killing him. Sullivan gave himself up. There is talk of lynching.

Herman Gilreath once lived in Cartersville and has many relatives and friends in this county.


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