He fell and by the visible damage to his jacket was thought to have been killed. Stunned, he eventually shook off the chock to reveal that the Bible in his pocket had stopped the bullet. The minnie ball entered the lower right corner of the Bible and was stopped in Second Kings, thus saving his life.
"Today in History" we remember that on this date Friday, May 16 1873, Darlington County residents celebrated the completion and dedication of their "New" Court House. The first first session of court was held in it on June 2nd, Judge C.P. Townsend presided.