The Nueces Massacre and the “Great Hanging at Gainesville” (Texas)

Thanks to Greg Rowe and his comment on my blog, for making me aware of the story of the Nueces Massacre. Information about this event of August 10, 1862 can be found on this webpage.

Another story of Southern Unionists in Texas comes from the The Handbook of Texas Online. This particular story is about an event known as the “Great Hanging at Gainesville.”

Incidentally, The Handbook of Texas has this definition of Unionism, focusing mostly on what it meant to be a Unionist in Texas.

It’s probably also worthy of mention that there is a link to portions of the book, Texas Divided: Loyalty and Dissent in the Lone Star State, available through Google Books.

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One Response to “The Nueces Massacre and the “Great Hanging at Gainesville” (Texas)”

  1. See this comment at Cenantua’s Blog that relates information about the Gainesville Hanging. The comment was written by a descendant of one of the victims.

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