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Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, 1862

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In the early morning hours of October 1, 1862, state militia arrested more than two hundred alleged Unionists from five northern Texas counties and brought them to Gainesville, the seat of Cooke County. In the ensuing days at least forty-four prisoners were hanged, and several other men were lynched in neighboring communities. This event proved to be the grisly climax of a ...more
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Published August 1st 1997 by LSU Press (first published January 1994)
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Elizabeth Crook
Mar 02, 2014 Elizabeth Crook rated it it was amazing
Even having grown up in Texas and read a lot of Texas stories, I somehow didn't learn about this horrific incident until I was an adult. This book is chilling. If you're looking for a thorough, detailed, and fully documented account of the Gainesville hangings, this book will grip you from beginning to end.
Lynn
Sep 14, 2014 Lynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My fourth great grandfather, Arfax Dawson, was hanged as a Northern sympathizer in Gainseville, Texas. His story is told in this book.
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Feb 27, 2016 Don rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I admire these men whom died for their beliefs. They were murdered because of their loyalty to the United States. RIP....Patriots
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