March 31, 1865: Execution of Private James Preble, 12th New York Cavalry, for the crime of rape

The April 7, 1865 edition of the New York Tribune carried, among other news from Goldsborough, North Carolina, an account of the execution in the Federal camp on March 31, 1865: A most imposing military execution has just taken place about half a mile in front of the field works, fronting the Provisional Division, andContinue reading “March 31, 1865: Execution of Private James Preble, 12th New York Cavalry, for the crime of rape”