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Poem!1863The Shelton Laurel Massacres!

Article by TheSandlapper

The echoes of your plea for Justice is still heard today,as we remember the past.A cry for Justice left forgotten ,in the pages of history.

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on 2014-08-01 04:42:25

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by ngairedith on 2014-08-01 04:53:29

hi Sandlapper,
in case others are interested in the massacre (as I was), I will add a link here which tells the story Shelton Laurel Massacre
... The Shelton Laurel Massacre refers to the execution of 13 accused Union sympathizers on or about January 18, 1863 by a Confederate regiment in the Shelton Laurel Valley of Madison County, North Carolina at the height of the American Civil War. The event sparked outrage among North Carolina Governor Zebulon B. Vance and Solicitor Augustus Merrimon (the latter of whom investigated the event), and was published in numerous newspapers in northern states and as far away as Europe. While the massacre destroyed the military career and reputation of Lieutenant-colonel James A. Keith, the adjunct commander who ordered the executions, he was never brought to justice for the incident ... (more at link)

Also: The Victims: The Shelton Laurel Massacre (with photos)

by janilye on 2015-02-10 23:46:19
by TheSandlapper on 2015-02-11 02:59:05

Very informative!Thank you!

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