Executing Daniel Bright

Executing Daniel Bright

Race, Loyalty, and Guerrilla Violence in A Coastal Carolina Community, 1861-1865

eBook - 2009
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On December 18, 1863, just north of Elizabeth City in rural northeastern North Carolina, a large group of white Union officers and black enlisted troops under the command of Brigadier General Edward Augustus Wild executed a local citizen for his involvement in an irregular resistance to Union army incursions along the coast. Daniel Bright, by conflicting accounts either a Confederate soldier home on leave or a deserter and guerrilla fighter guilty of plundering farms and harassing local Unionists, was hanged inside an unfinished postal building.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2009
ISBN: 9780807136737
0807136735
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 193 pages, [4] pages of plates) : illustrations, map

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