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Interesting photo! Do the soldiers in the front wear something over their head? Or is that a shadow?
Where they all guilty?
Man I wish they’d bring back public hangings again. Prolly would curb so much crime.
A great great great great grandfather of mine is in this picture! No clue which soldier he is but we still have the rifle he was holding in it! His name was Jacob Keller and he kept a journal that was published.
Edit: here’s his journal entry from the day! https://colcohist-gensoc.org/wp-content/uploads/jacob_keller.pdf
Its so surreal to see that once upon a time you and the lads can get together and watch someone get hanged to death on an afternoon before lunch.
Did they die?
FYI that location is now the front of the Supreme Court Building.