Sunday, December 6, 2009

Coincidence or Fate?: Two Bullets, Two Brothers

This one I have to chalk-up to folklore for several reasons, but according to The Official History of Guilford, Vermont, 1678-1961, Jabez Spicer of Leyden, Massachusetts was killed when two bullets struck him in the back at the Battle of Shays' Rebellion in 1787. At the time he died, he was wearing the very coat his brother, Daniel Spicer, had been wearing three years earlier when he was killed in battle. By two bullets through the back.

The bullets which killed Jabez passed through the holes the bullets which killed his brother, Daniel, had made in 1784.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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