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The Daily Dispatch: February 20, 1864., [Electronic resource] 12 2 Browse Search
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s of the sentence pronounced by a Court-Martial in his case, Capt. Spencer Deaton, of the 6th Tennessee (renegade) regiment, was hung in the pCallahan in a clear and distinct voice; during the reading of which Deaton stood with his hat on and gazed anxiously around him, as if expectissive invocation to God for mercy upon the unfortunate man's soul. Deaton then replaced upon his head the hat which he had during the solemn about the neck, arms and feet of the victim. During this ceremony Deaton looked about him in a half unconscious state, and when the cap was there were no traces of agony depicted thereon. In appearance Deaton seemed to be about thirty-five years of age, five feet ten or eleveommand. Upon the headboard which is to designate his burial place, Deaton requested that the following memorandum should be made: "Captain SpCaptain Spencer Deaton, Co. B, 6th East Tennessee infantry." His father's address he gave as Wm. Deaton, Strawberry Plains, Jefferson county, East Tenne