On a Lamp-Post

Item

Title
On a Lamp-Post
Description
This article highlights the events of the lynching including information about the crime, mob's intention to lynch McCoy, lynching of McCoy, and the call for a Light Infantry.
Date Issued
April 23, 1897
Publisher
The Washington Post, pg. 1
Contributor
Poojita Kondur
Spatial Coverage
Alexandria, Virginia
Source
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Bibliographic Citation
ON A LAMP-POST: NEGRO LYNCHED IN ALEXANDRIA EARLY THIS MORNING. POLICE STATION ATTACKED PISTOLS WERE FIRED AND THE MOB WAS BEYOND RESTRAINT. THE CONFESSION OF THE CRIMINAL AS SOON AS THE ASSAULT OF THE NEGRO BECAME KNOWN THE ANGRY CITIZENS PLANNED HIS DEATH--THE FATHER OF THE GIRL, WITH DIFFICULTY, KEPT FROM KILLING HIS DAUGHTER'S ASSAILANT IN THE CELL--FOUR MEN ARRESTED FOR BEING A PARTY TO THE LYNCHING, BUT IMMEDIATELY RELEASED BY THE MAJOR--THE CORONER NOTIFIED, BUT NO INVESTIGATION OF THE AFFAIR HAS BEEN COMMENCED--THE ANCIENT TOWN GREATLY EXCITED OVER THE EVENT. THE NEGROE'S BRUTAL CRIME. THREATENED TO KILL THE CHILDREN. ANXIOUS TO LYNCH THE CRIMINAL. POLICE FIRE THEIR REVOLVERS. THE MOB IN THE CELL. CALL FOR THE INFANTRY. (1897, Apr 23). The Washington Post (1877-1922) http://mutex.gmu.edu/login?url=https://www.proquest.com/historical-newspapers/on-lamp-post/docview/143862386/se-2
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Lynching of McCoy