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Daily Constitutionalist

Augusta: GA


 

Daily Constitutionalist, Augusta: GA, Thursday Morning, May 5, 1864.

"Deserters continue to be brought here by the scores.

Here is the names of twenty-one men to be shot for desertion:

Privates J. R. Bunn, 58th Alabama;
M. M. Smith and D. J. Brewer, 42d Georgia;
H. A. Beacham, 40th Georgia;
A. J. Carrol, 30th Georgia;
Floyd Lawson, 63d Virginia;
C.C. Ledford and James M Randle, 60th North Carolina;
Ira Jessup, W. ? Byres, E. F. Younce, Gordon Morrow,
Jesse Hase, R. A. Dellinger, Joseph A. Gibbs, Mike Ward, J. A. Austin, S.A. Dover, Right Hutchings, Hiram Youngblood, and G. W. Mc Falls of the 58th North Carolina.
All of them to be shot to death within the next ten days."

Previous page same newspaper.
"About half-past ten yesterday morning- the Race course was the scene of military execution of
Private Henry Jerome of Company [?], the 17th Regiment S. C. V., twice guilty deserting his colors had penalty with his life. Took place in presence of Major Blanding's command of the 1st S.C. Artillery. Condemned man of mature years, short in statue, quiet demeanor.
Attended by Mr. Aldrich, Chaplain of 1st S. C. artillery. Private Jerome, native of Chester District leave a wife and three children."


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