Thomas Dickens en The Murder Of Colonel Thomas Dickins <p>In August of 1870, the brutal murder of Colonel Thomas Dickins was reported in the Memphis Avalanche. According to the article, Col. Dickins, returning to his farm near Raleigh, "was way-laid by some fiend, and his life destroyed, in daylight, on a public road."</p><p>The assassin had ambushed the victim and fired both barrels of a shotgun into&nbsp;Col. Dickins' body from close range.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 22:51:00 +0000 Steve Pike 30554 at The Murder Of Colonel Thomas Dickins