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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, chapter 1.13 (search)
en they began to strike him, he rose to his feet, and asked to be permitted to fight any one of them. He challenged them to pit him against their best man — he would fight for his life; but not one of the cowards dared thus to give the prisoners a chance. Then he volunteered to fight two, and then three; but it was in vain. . . . These men, or rather demons, rushed around Brown, and literally hacked him to death with their hatchets. One of the rangers, a large, coarse-looking wretch named Gibson, inflicted the fatal blow — a large hatchet gash in the side of the head, which penetrated the skull and brain mans inches. The gallant Brown fell, and his remorseless enemies jumped on him, while thus prostrate, or kicked him. Desperately wounded though he was, he still lived; and, as they kicked him, he said, Don't abuse me; it is useless; i am dying. It was a vain appeal. One of the wretches [since a United States Deputy Marshal] stooped over the prostrate man, and, with a refinement
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 2: Judicial alacrity. (search)
ution and laws hostile thereto, did then and there feloniously and traitorously, and in military array, join in open battle and deadly warfare with the civil officers and soldiers in the lawful service of the said Commonwealth of Virginia, and did then and there shoot and discharge divers guns and pistols, charged with gunpowder and leaden bullets, against and upon divers parties of the militia and volunteers embodied and acting under the command of Colonel Robert W. Baylor, and of Colonel John Thomas Gibson, and other officers of said Commonwealth, with lawful authority to quell and subdue the said John Brown, Aaron C. Stephens, alias Aaron D. Stephens, Edwin Coppic, Shields Green, and John Copland, and other rebels and traitors assembled, organized, and acting with them, as aforesaid, to the evil example of all others in like case offending, and against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth. Second Count.--And the Jurors aforesaid. upon their oaths aforesaid, do further prese
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Parole list of Engineer troops, Army of Northern Virginia, surrendered at Appomattox C. H., April 9th, 1865. (search)
N. Marshall, A. P. Meadows, L. T. Meador, John Sheppard, Micajah Stone, J. A. Walder, Wm. H. Wicks. Company H. John Bradford, Captain. Thomas J. Moncure, First Lieutenant. R. W. Peatross, Second Lieutenant. Sergeants—James W. Holt, R. M. DuBose. Privates—William Wright, W. H. Haynes, J. B. W. Hall, A. K. Jenkins, Lloyd P, Weeks, A. Y. Carroll, Thomas A. Blakey, Joshua Lindsay. Company I S. Howell Brown, First Lieutenant. P. Gay Scott, Second Lieutenant. Sergeants—John Thomas Gibson, D. Averett, William deLacy, J. C. Harris, W. C. Powell. Corporals-S. P. Dalton, B. H. Brightwell. Privates—William M. Arnold, H. H. Bentley, Jacob Boone, M. L. Brightwell, I. X. Gauntt, J. W. N. Johnston, William Knight, J. H. Lecroy, J. W. Messer, William Perry, J. E. Wilkins. Company K. Corporal—A. B. Ellis. Privates—Edward Owens, Levi Watts, W. T. Armistead. Second Regiment. Company G. B. M. Harrod, Captain. J. E. Roller, First Lieutenant. F. Harris, S