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“The Great Hanging" in Gainesville, Texas

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Website at https://www.worldcat.org/title/george-washington-diamonds-account-of-the-great-hanging-at-gainesville-1862...

This is a link to a library book that I plan on checking out. It is available at several libraries in the area but if not I was able to find a version on Amazon that I can buy. It is an account from people at the hangings.

Website at https://www.worldcat.org/title/civil-war-recollections-of-james-lemuel-clark-including-previously-unpublis...

This is a link to a library book that I plan on checking out. It is available at several libraries in the area but if not I was able to find a version on Amazon that I can buy. It is an account of people that were present during the hangings.

The Great Hanging

The Great Hanging link to the movie. I have not seen the movie in its entirety but should be a good source to get a broad picture of events. I am currently trying to contact the director of the film to see if I can watch a copy. I researched and I am having a hard time locating it online.

A Forgotten Early Account of the Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas: P’s Letter to the Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph, August 1863

A concise history of the war. | Library of Congress

Also available in digital form this book covers the history of the Civil War written during that time period as opposed to a new modern time period. Pulled from the Library of Congress.

Book details history of hangings in Texas

Before lethal injections and electric chairs, the preferred method of death-penalty execution in Texas was hanging, conducted by local sheriffs at their county jails, not at prison facilities. This is an interesting article and I will be searching for this book referenced in the online article.

Good article was written about the psychology of hangings. Just a broad overview that is interesting to take into consideration.

CIVIL WAR HANGINGS & OTHER EXECUTIONS: Topic, pictures and information - Fold3.com

Interesting stories about hangings. There is also content regarding the legal proceedings regarding the people that were executed during the Civil War.

Good overall powerpoint with a good overview of Texas during the Civil War.