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  • Leslie Linowski

    June 20, 1864. This is U.S. Colored Troop William Johnson. He deserted his unit. Then he attempted to rape a young woman. His death warrant was signed by Major General Patrick, Provost Marshal of Petersburg and overseen by same. General Patrick gives it one sentence in his diary for that day. The hanging was visible to Confederates who told their slaves that the Union side was hanging escaped slaves.

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