of the 33rd Reg't Alabama Volunteers Killed in Troop Train Accident "
NEWSPAPER CLIPPING OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN
33rd REGIMENT ALABAMA VOLUNTEERS
THE KILLED ON THE RAILROAD Cleveland, Tenn., Nov. 7, 1862.
The Following is a list of the killed on the train on the Cleveland and
Chattanooga Railroad on the evening of the 4th Inst., all of whom
are buried in Cleveland, Bradley County, Tenn. at Fort Hill Cemetery.
There were about 70 wounded, who are at the hospitals at this
place receiving all the attention that a small organized group of army
surgeons can give.
Capt. R.G. Cooper- Co. G
Privates: Co. G
T. A. Pritchard "
M. Noblin "
L. M. Bush "
John Hughs "
J. G. Lewis "
O. M. Broxton "
H. Clark, died 6th "
B. Loyd Co. H
Wm. M Smith "
G. L. Smith "
T. Z. Nichols "
Z. Chandler "
Edw. Nix Co. C
Clinton Evans "
Lt. Scott Co. E
Covington County News
January 10, 1935
Texas Residents Visits Andalusia (Barnes)
Mr. Newt Barnes and son Elbert of Grace
visits old home place. They spent most of their time here with Mr. Barnes brother, S. F. Barnes.
It had been 29 years since the two brothers had seen each other. After Mr. Barnes arrived
at his brothers they decided to have their other brother Mr. B. H. Barnes of
Oklahoma, with them for the Christmas Holidays. This was Mr. B. H. Barnes first visit to
Andalusia since 1884. It was also the first time the three brothers had met since 1884.
It was 1892 when Mr. Newt Barnes left Andalusia. There were only four stores and one bar room in
Andalusia at that time. The bar room was run by A. J. Prestwood. Mal Riley was judge,
Jim Bradshaw was sheriff, Will Caralhon, S.C. O'Neal and a Mr. Thomas were some of the businessmen.
After leaving Silver Springs, two miles from Andalusia, there wasn't a house until you got to
Watkins' Mill, and after that there wasn't a house until you got to Florala. A. J. Prestwood lived
in the nicest house in Andalusia. The streets were not paved. There were no brick houses.
The Courthouse was a wooden structure. Mr. B. H. Barnes left here in 1884 for Texas.
He left Texas in 1899 going to Oklahoma where he had lived since.
This is his first visit here in 50 years.
The Covington News January 10, 1935
WALTER GORUM ON TRIAL FOR MURDER IN CIRCUIT COURT
Brooks Man Charged With Killing ROY BELL
The trial of Walter Gorum charged with killing Roy Bell at Brooks sometime ago has been in progress since Tuesday. This killing grew out of an altercation between defendant, deceased and others near Brooks.
The following are serving as jurors for the week:
W. Brooks Williams, Joe D. Bracewell, Eratus P. Russell, J. Pickens Rawls, E. C. Chandler, Alphus A. Hale, Evans Rodgers, G. M. Wiggins, J. Anderson Taylor, J. E. Strickland, J. Thos. Hudson, Phillip Scofield, Forrest Acree, Roy B. Oliver, C. Mal Snowden, D. E. Fletcher, J. G. Vinson, Fred Johnson, Leon Gilchrist, T. G. Conner, G. Wash Maddox, Cage Wiggins, Wm. H. Seymour, C. Frank Bradley, Robt. A. Foshee, Leon Smith, Ralph E. Bryant, J. M. Moman, Olen T. Eiland, Daniel F. Owens, W. Jack Stanley, A. C. Atwell, Lee Patterson, Maurice D. Bell, J. Roy Copeland, Jim L. Blair, Dozier D. Mitchell, Chas. A. Mason, Melvin E. Hogan, John D. Hall, Ben A. Adams.
June 11, 1909 Edition
COMER WILL SEE TAFT
WILL ASK FOR PARDON FOR W.S. HARLAN
President Taft expected to make decision on question within a few days-
Washinton, D.C. June 19 -
Governor Comer arrived here today to confer with President Taft regarding a PARDON for
W. S. Harlan of Lockhart, Covington County, convicted in the United States Court on Peonage charge.
It is remembered that the case was reviewed by the Attorney General Wickersham and was sent to the White House with recommendation that the verdict stand. The Alabama and Florida Senators as well as other prominent members have interested themselves in the matter.
Those who have been working in behalf of Mr. Harlan claim that he is the victim of a peculiar chain of circumstances and they hope, the declare, to convince President Taft of that fact and secure executive clemency.
All that can be said about the matter just now is that it stands as it did 10 days ago. President Taft
is expected within the course of a few days to decide whether or not the sentence of the court should be carried out. The friends of Harlan are quite hopeful today. although the President has not stated positively what his action will be. Ex Congressman Jesse Stallings, Attorney for Harlin, is also here again working hard on the case - Alfred J. Stofer to Montgomery Advertiser.
(Note- It is unclear to me why the Dothan Newspaper is dated
June 11, 1909 on Microfilm, yet the article is dated June 19 - this was
apparently a typing error)
The Dothan Eagle
Oct. 05, 1910
VENGEANCE IS METED BY MOB
____ NEGRO BURNED AT STAKE IN THE COUNTY OF COVINGTON.______
Andalusia, Ala., Oct. 4-- Six hours after he had
committed criminal assault upon MRS. HIRAM STUCKEY, a prominent young woman of
Covington County, BUSH WITHERS,
a negro "trusty" at the Henderson convict camp was taken from the warden last night while
en route to prison at Andalusia, tied to a stake by an infuriated mob of 400, and burned.
The lynching was conducted in a quiet and orderly manner, after which the mob,
formed from adjoining towns, dispersed to their homes leaving no traces of their fury
except the ashes of the negro.
The crime for which the negro was lynched was committed early yesterday afternoon,
when he went to the Stuckey farm for the purpose of getting drinking water for his fellow
convicts, who were employed at a swamp near by. Entering the house, it is declared,
the negro assaulted Mrs. Stuckey, after which he cudgeled ( cudgel-a short,thick club) her into insensibility in an effort to strifle her cries. This morning, it is reported, the woman is in
a precarious condition, with little hope of recovery. Fracture of her skull is feared.
Before lapsing into insensibility, Mrs. Stuckey informed her rescuers of the assault, naming
the "trusty" whom she knew, as the perpetrator of the deed. The negro was caught and
hurried to the stockade at Sanford, six miles from Andalusia. Upon hearing rumors of the mob,
Warden J. L. Long at 9 o'clock attempted to spirit the convict to prison at Andalusia, but was
intercepted on the outskirts of the village, where his charge was taken from him. Then tied him
to a stake, shot at, and burned.
The negro was sent up from Morgan County in 1901 on a charge of Robbery. Up to the time of yesterday's assault, he had been regarded as a faithful employee at the lumber camp, and served as water boy for the convicts. He was about 30 years old.
Montgomery Ala ---June 18, 1862
The following is a list of the deaths in Capt. Boatright's Company, since he has been
encamped at "Camp Mary" Hilliard's Legion. Montgomery, Alabama (60th Al. Inf. Co. A)
Private Jas. B. Cox, died in the General Hospital on the 2nd inst., from the effects of
Measels. Private Irwin Raley, died in the General Hospital on the 7th inst., from the effects
of Measels Private Jas. M. Graves, died on the 7th inst., in the General Hospital
from the effects of Measels. Green B. Knowles, died on the 7th inst., at the
residence of Mr. Sam'l. Brown, of Brain Fever. Notice Is hereby given to all members of my
Company who left Greenville with or without
Furloughs to report to me at "Camp Mory Hilliard's Legion, Montgomery, Alabama,"
without delay, or they will be considered as deserters.