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Lisbon Sessions

 

A Horrible Death

Lisbon Sessions, a son of Dan Sessions, a well known and worthy colored truck gardener of this city, a short time ago became imbued with the spirit of war and endeavored to raise a company of volunteers among his own race. In this he was unsuccessful, but his martial ardor was not dampened, and on Friday night he left home, against the will of his mother to enlist in one of the colored regiments at Key West or Tampa.

 

Saturday evening while attempting to board the F C & P Train between Jacksonville and Tampa, he lost his footing in some way and several cars passed over his body, killing him instantly.

 

The unfortunate boy's remains were brought to this city yesterday and interred today.