THE GREAT HANGING AT GAINESVILLE…..
Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1961. 34pp. Frontis. facsimile of the original title page. Portrait of Barrett. Crème cloth. Reprint of the extremely rare (reportedly, only three copies exist) 1885 original. Fine copy (no dust jacket issued), protected by a clear acid-free mylar dust wrapper. In October, 1862, nineteen men were hung in Gainesville, Texas as traitors to the Confederacy. Thomas Barrett, one of the jurors empaneled to investigate the alleged Union sympathizers, wrote down what the jury did (or was forced to do) in his journal. Due to the nature of the material, most people quickly disposed of their copy as it was dangerous to be found with one--- hence its rarity today.