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Kinston in Lenoir County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kinston Hangings

 
 
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By Richard Phillips
1. Kinston Hangings Marker
Inscription.  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.

(Back):
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
 
Erected
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By Richard Phillips, November 1, 2010
2. Kinston Hangings Marker
2003 by Historical Preservation Group and Lenoir County Battlefields Commission, Written by Gerard A. Patterson.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 35° 15.566′ N, 77° 34.76′ W. Marker was in Kinston, North Carolina, in Lenoir County. Marker was on South McLlewean Street north of East King Street (North Carolina Route 11/55), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 106 McLlewean Street, Kinston NC 28501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Harmony Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Town Of Kingston (about 500 feet away); Lenoir County WW I and WW II Memorial (about 500 feet away); Caswell (about 500 feet away); CSS Neuse (about 500 feet away); Lewis School (about 700 feet away); CSS Neuse Confederate Ironclad Gunboat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cat Hole (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinston.
 
More about this marker. This marker was permanently removed by order of the Kinston City Council on 7 August 2020 and will not be replaced or relocated.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Infamous Kinston Hangings. Historical Preservation Group (Submitted on November 1, 2010.) 

2. Kinston hangings sign removed, could end up in Civil War museum. Kinston.com (08/13/2020) (Submitted on August 17, 2020.) 
 
Kinston Hangings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Phillips, November 1, 2010
3. Kinston Hangings Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2010, by Richard Phillips of Laurinburg, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,262 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on August 17, 2020, by Andrew Duppstadt of Kinston, North Carolina. Photos:   1. submitted on October 31, 2010, by Richard Phillips of Laurinburg, North Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2010, by Richard Phillips of Laurinburg, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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