“Hung! Up by the Neck!” (Boston 1775)
An interesting history-related post from Boston 1775:
another Rifle Man came in, a fine fellow, an Irishman, from Kings County, says…that a report has been spread that one of their Deserters, a Rifle Man, had been Hanged, which checked the spirit of their People coming over to us.That report of a hanging body appears in the diary of Pvt. Samuel Bixby, stationed in Roxbury, on 2 August:
One of Genl. [George] Washington’s riflemen was killed by the ...
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