1st Gordon Squadron Cavalry, Georgia State Guards
Co. A Big Spring Cavalry James M. Denman Gordon
1st Gordon Squadron, Cavalry(State Guards), 2d Georgia Cavalry AND 2d Georgia Cavalry
James Madison Denman
Born 1834 or 1835
from 1863 to
The Cartersville Express
July 8, 1869, page 2
Transcribed by: Laurel Baty
A Woman Kills a Man—Splits his Head Open with an Axe!
A sad occurrence took place, near Little Prairie, in this county, on Saturday morning last, at 4 o’clock. It seems, from all accounts that we can gather, that a Mrs. Evans, who had formerly lived with Capt. James M. Denmon, was spending the night at the house of the deceased. At 4 o’clock in the morning Miss Evans awoke from her slumbers, armed herself with a poll axe, and proceeded to the bedside of Capt. Denman, who was quietly sleeping, in an adjoining room, by his wife, and instigated from some cause unknown, she wreaked her vengeance upon the person of Capt. D., by severing his skull with the deadly weapon killing him instantly.—She then proceeded to one of his neighbor’s residences, and confessed that she had perpetuated the bloody deed. She was arrested and lodged in jail at this place, where she now awaits her trial.
Various rumors are afloat as to the probable cause of this bloody tragedy, nothing that we can trust as reliable has yet reached our ears. [Both spellings Denmon and Denman are used in this article.]
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