Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel Shurtliff” in chapter 35 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:

...e inclined board with a firm step, at the point of the bayonets of the colored guard, advanced quickly to the head of the cider-barrel, and stood under the noose. This being placed around his neck, Colonel Shurtliff invoked the throne of grace in behalf of the guilty wretch. As the word Amen dropped from his lips, the General, who had taken charge of the drop, pulled the wedge — the barrel tipped, the g...
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