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The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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More Bridge Burners Hung. --The Knoxville Register, of the 18th inst., says. Henry and Jacob Harman, father and son of Greene county, engaged in burning Lick Creek Bridge, on the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, were executed here yesterday, by hanging, agreeably to sentence passed by the Court Martial convened by order of Gen. Carroll. At the scaffold they stated, through the Chaplain officiating, that they had been not only deluded, but forced to commit the crime for which they were about to suffer by representation, that unless they made this demonstration of allegiance to the Lincoln dynasty, their lives and their property would be in greater jeopardy than from the Confederates. The younger Harman stated, further, that his sympathies had been originally with the Confederate Government, and he had at one time contemplated volunteering in the Confederate army, until he was persuaded and misled by the misrepresentations above stated. Whether they revealed the names