July 16th 1863
Camp Fortworth, Kentucky
In a hot summer day, a soldier who went by Private Clarke was accused of murdering Sergeant Hills.
He was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death by firing squad. After he was tied to a post, the 5 men were ordered to fire.
When it became apparent he wasn't going to die anytime soon, they were ordered to fire another volley, he still lived.
When the 3rd volley didn't kill him, he started laughing.
5th volley, his laughter was muted by blood, but the sound of it gurgling showed he was still alive.
When the men were reloading for a 6th volley, the officer in charge of the execution had enough. He walked up to him, drew his pistol, and shot him in the face point blank range.
His body was difficult to move because all the bullets made him heavy. When all was done and night came, none of the men got any sleep.