In The Weeds, 9/18/12: 1862 Gainesville Hangings Commemorated
A local group comprised of professors from North Central Texas College, The Clark Family and the Texas State Hist0rical Association will present a program dedicated to the commemoration of the mass hangings of suspected Union sympathizers in Cooke and surrounding counties during the Civil War.
You can read more about the hangings here and we have a couple books available in the Special Collections Dept. here at the Fowler Library for your perusal:
Tainted Breeze by Richard B. McCaslin, professor of History at UNT and speaker at the event, and…
George Washington Diamond’s Account of The Great Hanging At Gainesville, 1862 edited by Sam Acheson and Julia Ann Hudson O’ Connell.
The event is open to the public and here is the text of the email we received:
“The Clark family would like to extend a warm invitation for you to join them on October 13, as they will now host commemorative events to honor the 150th anniversary. Several days ago, the Texas State Historical Association and North Central Texas College, deemed they would like to participate and co-partner with the Clark family in remembering Cooke County’s Civil War experience.
Remembering Our Past, Embracing Our Future
October 1862 – 2012
October marks the 150th year since the Great Hanging at Gainesville. The Clark Family in collaboration with the Texas State Historical Association and the Honors Program at North Central Texas College, invite you to join them for commemorative events, special guests and catered luncheon on
Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Civic Center
311 S. Weaver St, Gainesville, Texas
|8:30am – 12:30pm||Speakers – Richard McCaslin, Leon Russell,
Ron Melugin and L.D. Clark
|12:30pm||Catered Luncheon by Rohmer’s Restaurant
$7.00 adult, $3.00 children under 10
|3:30pm – 4:30pm||Clark Cemetery
Intersection Clark Rd and CR220
Sons of the Union Veterans-Color Guard/Rifle Ceremony
|5pm||Clark-Carri Farm (1/2 mile from the cemetery)
629 Clark Rd Gainesville
Hor d’ oeuvres & Bonfire
** New Book** – The Texas State Historical Association will unveil its newest publication, The Great Hanging at Gainesville, 1862: The Accounts of Thomas Barrett and George Washington Diamond, with an Introduction by Richard McCaslin and Afterword by L.D. Clark. (Combined accounts of Barrett and Diamond )
- posted by Chuck.
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