Excitement at Dixie’s Station

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Indianapolis Sentinel
Place of publication: Indianapolis, IN
Date of publication: 5/13/1885
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Excitement at Dixie Station. Sklma, Ala., May 12. The excitement still prevails in the vicinity of Dixie Station over the killing ol Scipio Atchison (colored), whose body was jesterday found in the wocds riddled with buckehot, and whose death is supposed to have been caused by white men. It is found that two more negroes, Steve Sullivan and Tom Ward, are missing. There are good grounds for believing Sullivan was killed on the same night that Atchison was murdered. Ward is thought to have escaped. Sullivan and Ward were both friends of young Atchison, who outraged the white woman, Mrs Hesser, and had made frequent and violent threats. The shooting in both cases is supposed to have been done by a party of three hundred men gathered from a section twenty miles square. Young Atchison is still at large, but is being traced up. The white people in the eection where the murders occurred have beccme alarmed owing to the threats cf the negroes.


“Excitement at Dixie’s Station.” The Indianapolis Sentinel (Indianapolis, IN), May 13, 1885.