|Murder on Charlotte Street
St. Augustine Examiner
February 23, 1867
John Leanard, a private in Company E was found murdered, on Tuesday morning in a yard in Charlotte Street. A little
colored girl said that she saw two soldiers knock him down, but she cannot identify them. The deceased was fifty years
of age and had been int he service sixteen years. He was a favorite with his officers and was a sober and quiet man. As
he had been paid off the day before, it is supposed that he was murdered for his money. The yard in which he was killed
was occupied by negroes. As yet suspicion does not rest very strongly upon anyone.
Ad March 9, 1867 St. Augustine Examiner (note corrections)
By virtue of the authority in me vested by the Common Council of the city of St. Augustine, I hereby offer the above
reward for the apprehension of, and proof to convict, the person or persons who murdered Corporal John Leonard of
Company "K" Seventh Regiment U. S. I., on the night of the 19th February, 1867.
Paul Arnau, Mayor
St. Augustine, March 9th, 1867.