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The Daily Dispatch: September 26, 1863., [Electronic resource], One hundred and Seventy-five dollars reward. (search)
he time on his hand. In stature he was about five feet eight or nine inches high, light hair and complexion, deep blue eyes, and well trimmed whiskers. He was dressed in a neat Federal uniform. At fifteen minutes to 1 o'clock, everything being in readiness, the carriage again moved off, preceded by the military. Driving up close to the scaffold the criminal, his spiritual advisers, and Detective Caphart alighted, when, after the completion of the necessary manœuvres of the guard, Capt. G. W. Alexander rode up and read the sentence of the Court-Martial, setting forth the offence of which the prisoner had been convicted. At the conclusion of the reading of this document the Rev. Dr. Burrows offered up a feeling prayer, during which the unfortunate man manifested much emotion. The prayer being through with, Kellogg soon after ascended the platform of the gallows, and placing his hands behind him, stood by till the executioner came up and adjusted the rope preparatory to tieing his