[Richard B. McCaslin] Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, 1862 [wizards Book] Kindle ePUB – TXT & Kindle

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Cently a legacy of silence restricted historical writing on the Great Hanging In the first systematic treatment of this important event Richard B McCaslin also sheds much light on the tensions produced in southern society by the Civil War the nature of disaffection in the Confederacy and the American vigilante tradition My fourth great grandfather Arfax Dawson was hanged as a Northern sympathizer in Gainseville Texas His story is told in this book

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Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, 1862

F Cooke County In the ensuing days at least forty four of the prisoners were hanged and several other men were lynched in neighboring communities This event proved to be the grisly climax of a heritage of violence and vigilantism in North Texas that began before the Civil War and lasted long afterwardUntil relatively re Even having grown up in Texas and read a lot of Texas stories I somehow didn t learn about this horrific incident until I was an adult This book is chilling If you re looking for a thorough detailed and fully documented account of the Gainesville hangings this book will grip you from beginning to end

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Winner of the Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Book Prize and a Certificate of Commendation from the American Association for State and Local HistoryIn the early morning hours of October 1 1862 state militia arrested than two hundred alleged Unionists from five North Texas counties and brought them to Gainesville the seat o my gr gr grandparents henry and mary ann fieldare mentioned in the book I have a copy of the letter henry wrote to his wife the day before the hanging shauna davis


4 thoughts on “Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, 1862

  1. says:

    my gr gr grandparents henry and mary ann fieldare mentioned in the book I have a copy of the letter henry wrote to his wife the day before the hanging shauna davis

  2. says:

    Even having grown up in Texas and read a lot of Texas stories I somehow didn't learn about this horrific incident until I was an adult This bo

  3. says:

    My fourth great grandfather Arfax Dawson was hanged as a Northern sympathizer in Gainseville Texas His story is told in this book

  4. says:

    I admire these men whom died for their beliefs They were murdered because of their loyalty to the United States RIPPatriots

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