Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Fort Pillow; was Bias
- In a message dated 10/30/2002 6:21:29 AM Hawaiian Standard Time, Jfepperson@... writes:
> Is there any doubt that a black soldier taken prisoner
> would be judged guilty?
While I agree with the general sentiments raised by Cash,
it must be noted that the one trial actually held under
these provisions returned a verdict of "not guilty."
Some of the men in the 54th Massachusetts who were
captured at Fort Wagner were tried in Charleston.
Since these men had been free born blacks in the north,
they were judged not to be engaged in servile
rebellion. There was an article in Civil War History
about this a few years ago.
I stand corrected. There was indeed a chance they would be found not guilty. Thanks, Jim.
Was that an actual trial with witnesses, a judge, defense counsel, and a jury or was it a drumhead court? Does anyone have any evidence of executions in compliance with this policy?
- A good reason why any published OR quotation needs to be cross checked
against the hard bound!
Guild Press is excellent at accepting typos found in their CD. Send them
Guild Press has done a fantastic job in catching typos, although a few
slipped through. When cross-checked, I find that they were in cases
where the original was printed lightly or blurred.
BTW, I am always amazed at how few typos there are in the original ORs!
Boy, those folk had great spell-checkers on their typesetters!
Judy and Bob Huddleston
10643 Sperry Street
Northglenn, CO 80234-3612
From: Will [mailto:wh_keene@...]
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:07 AM
Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: Sometimer's disease
In this instance I had just cut and pasted the text from the ORs at
www.ehistory.com I have found at other times that there are typos
in their text. I think the material there is scanned in and it is
likel that the optic reader misread things such as an 'r' and a 'v'
as an 'n'.
--- In civilwarwest@y..., "carlw4514" <carlw4514@y...> wrote:
> I got a kick out of this typo. Servile for senile, methinks?
> Otherwise I think I might have been marched to the gallows had I
> in those days!
> --- In civilwarwest@y..., "Will" <wh_keene@y...> wrote:
> [...] shall be
> > deemed as inciting senile insurrection, and shall if captured be
> > to death or be otherwise punished at the discretion of the
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