165 years ago today - Aug 4, 1856

[Wilford Woodruff]

I learned from the New York Herald of June 24 1856 that [competing successor to Brigham Young] James J Strang was shot by 2 men who had been his own party. One ball lodged in the Head. Went in near the nose & the other in the spine of the back.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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