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The Daily Dispatch: July 24, 1862., [Electronic resource],
Partisan Rangers and private citizens captured by the enemy. (search)
Execution of negroes. --At Kinston, N. C., on Friday last, two slaves, owned by Rev. W. P. Middle and Ellaba Coward, were executed by the order of Col. Sol. Williams, Military Commandant, for communicating with the Federal at Newborn and enticing slaves from their masters. Jack, one of them, said he was recruiting for Burnside, with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He plead the old John Brown excuse.