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Crabtree's ghost at Curtman Island?

Testimony taken by T. J. Babcoke in July 1863 documented that Crabtree died in late September 1862 of a gunshot wound to the breast. There are two written documents in the State Archives stating this. Scott Thorn's remarks included that "someone" died September 21, 1862.

The Curtman Island Massacre didn't occur until August 1864. Thoughts?