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The Daily Dispatch: January 22, 1864., [Electronic resource], The murder of a Confederate soldier by Gen. Wilde. (search)
The murder of a Confederate soldier by Gen. Wilde. The Norfolk (Virginia) correspondent of the New York Times gives a full account of the hanging in North Carolina of private Bright 62d Georgia cavalry, by Gen. Wilde, upon the charge of being a "bushwhacker." The murder was one of the most deliberate and fiendish that has been committed during the war. The letter says: Two hundred men, under command of Captain Frye, were sent to a point near the mouth of the Pasquotank, with orders tipped, the guerilla dropped. He was a man of about thirty, a rough, stout fellow, was tressed in butternut homespun, and looked the very ideal of a guerilla. He died of strangulation, his heart not ceasing to beat for twenty minutes. Then a slip of paper was pinned to his back, on which the General had previously written: "This guerilla hanged by order of Brigadier- General Wild-Daniel Bright, of Pasquotank county." And the body was left hanging there, a warning to all passing bushwhackers.