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Fayetteville in Lincoln County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Martyred

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 24, 2014
1. Martyred Marker
Inscription. On June 15, 1864, Thomas Massey, William Pickett, and Frank Burroughs were arrested and were to be executed without trial 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’s. 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.

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 35° 9.106′ N, 86° 34.176′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Tennessee, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Elk Avenue South
Martyred Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 24, 2014
2. Martyred Marker
south of College Street East (Business U.S. 64), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Lincoln County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville TN 37334, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Park (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Park Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln County in the Civil War (a few steps from this marker); Women of the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell's Route Trail of Tears (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Blount (approx. 0.7 miles away); Andrew Jackson (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Blount (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Original Martyred Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 24, 2014
3. Original Martyred Marker
John Massey
Wm. Pickett
F. Burrough
Martyred
June 15, 1864
Erected
June 15, 1914. U.D.C.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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