Kinston Hangings

Kinston Hangings (HMP0Y)

Location: Kinston, NC 28501 Lenoir County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 15.574', W 77° 34.755'

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In February 1864, in this vicinity, 22 white soldiers from the Kinston area were hanged in three groups by Confederate authorities. The executed men had been captured while serving in the Union army by troops under the command of Maj. General E. Pickett during operations around New Bern, N.C., and were deemed rightly or wrongly deserters from the Southern ranks.

In February 1864, twenty two white men, who had deserted the Confederate Army and joined the Union Army, were captured by Confederate Forces under the command of General George Pickett at Beech Grove near New Bern. In the presence of all the confederate troops and the town's people these soldiers were hung in this vicinity.

Amos Armyett - William O. Haddock
A.J. Britton - David Jones
John J. Britton - Joseph Haskett
Joel Brock - William J. Hill
John Brock - Calvin Huffman
Lewis Bryan - William Irving
Mitchell Busick - Stephen Jones
Charles Cuthrell - William Jones
W.C. Daugherty - Elijah Kellum
John Freeman - John Stanley
Lewis Freeman - Jesse Summerlin
HM NumberHMP0Y
Year Placed2003
Placed ByHistorical Preservation Group and Lenoir County Battlefields Commission, Written by Gerard A. Patterson
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 265358 N 3904878
Decimal Degrees35.25956667, -77.57925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 15.574', W 77° 34.755'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 15' 34.44" N, 77° 34' 45.30" W
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Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108 S McLewean St, Kinston NC 28501, US
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