Identified and Then Strung Up

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Pittsburgh Press
Place of publication: Pittsburgh, PA
Date of publication: 6/6/1895
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Identified and Then Strung Up. Birmingham, Ala., June 6. Near Strassburg, 50 miles south of here, the body of James Powell, a negro, was found hanging to a tree limb. Monday night Powell entered the residence of John Bussey and assaulted his young daughter. The father went to her assistance, but the negro escaped. Pursuit was given by a posse and he was captured near Calera, 15 miles away, and was carried before the girl, who identified him and then he was promptly strung up.


“Identified and Then Strung Up.” The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), June 06, 1895.