William H Lessing was a very young Private in the 4th Texas Infantry when he was shot through the left lung at Sharpsburg in September 1862.

I do not know what, if anything, befell then-Judge Lessing as a result of shooting Mr. Quinn in December 1888, but he was still practicing the law and apparently esteemed in his community right up to his death at age 65 in 1910.


FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 18  — A special to the Gazette says William H. Lessing, a prominent lawyer of San Angelo, Texas, shot and killed Michael Quinn, a bartender, at Big Springs, this State, this morning. Lessing made no attempt to escape. A disagreement at a gambling table was the cause of the shooting. [in the New York Times of 19 December 1888]

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