The Great Hangings of 1862

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The Great Hangings of 1862

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In Gainesville, Texas in October 1862, 41 men were lynched for being or suspected of being Union sympathizers. It is the largest extra-legal or vigilante hanging in American history.

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Oh my, how terrible!
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suspected?? did they have a trial?? thats wha you call.....'rough justice'
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