Martyred

Martyred (HM1F8U)

Location: Fayetteville, TN 37334 Lincoln County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 9.106', W 86° 34.176'

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On June 15, 1864, Thomas Massey, William Pickett, and Frank Burroughs were arrested and were to be executed without trail by Union General E.A. Payne for the alleged charge of bushwhacking. Hearing of the order, John Massey, the older brother of Thomas Massey, of the First Tennessee Regiment went to Payne to tell him that Thomas Massey, his younger brother, had never been in the army and was a husband and father. He offered his blood instead of his brother. Payne released Thomas and arrested John. At 3:00 p.m. the three men were executed two blocks north of here where this original stone was first placed. Payne ordered that the bodies not be removed, but after dark, Miss Molly Goodrich had the bodies carried to a storehouse that she owned on the West Side of the square.




"Without a trial or justice, without fear or reproach"



John Massey

William Pickett

Frank Burroughs

Martyred

June 15, 1864

Original marker erected

June 15, 1914 by U.D.C.
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HM NumberHM1F8U
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 7:14pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] HANS NIELSEN  [2] HANS NIELSEN  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 539202 N 3889958
Decimal Degrees35.15176667, -86.56960000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 9.106', W 86° 34.176'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 9' 6.36" N, 86° 34' 10.56" W
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Area Code(s)931
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 Elk Ave S, Fayetteville TN 37334, US
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Jun 21, 2015 at 7:15am PDT by hans58

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