Captain Terrell

The Weekly Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
March 22, 1867, Page 3
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Affray at Cartersville. –The Rome Courier, of the 16th, contains the paragraph below:

We learn from a gentleman, who was there at the time, that a Captain Terrell, who was a Confederate scout of considerable notoriety in this section, during the latter part of the war, was very severely and probably fatally wounded, by an elderly gentleman, by the name of Sattlefield, at Cartersville, on the night of the 13th instant.  It seems that Sattlefield accused Terrell of being implicated in the killing of his son; and, for this reason, made an attack upon him inflicting dangerous wounds with a knife.

Sattlefield gave himself up, and was lodged in jail.

We refrained, in our last issue from commenting upon the above alluded to encounter, because of the many conflicting rumors.

Captain Terrell died about 24 hours after the affray.  Mr. Satterfield made no effort to escape, but gave himself up.  On Saturday last the prisoner was brought before his Hon. Judge Milner, who is now holding court here, on a motion for Bail.  The prosecution was represented by Col. J. R. Parrott, the Solicitor General; Col. Abda Johnson, of this county, and Col. Wash Johnson, of Dalton, and the prisoner was represented by Col. H. P. Farrow, of Atlanta.  After hearing the argument the prisoner was released upon giving bond.  We learn that the rumors which first gained circulation, did Mr. Satterfield great injustice.  The trial will hardly come off this court. [Both spellings Sattlefield and Satterfiled are used in this article.]


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