Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Captain Armstrong” in chapter 1.24 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25.:
Davis was put into a wagon and taken to the Courthouse Square.
The condemned man, seeing some of his friends at a window, bowed a last farewell.
Arriving at the gallows Davis asked Captain Armstrong how long he had to live.
The reply was: Fifteen minutes.
Davis then asked for the news.
Captain Armstrong told him of the Confederate defeat at Missionary Ridge.
He expressed much regret, and...
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