Six feet tall, approximately 185 pounds, clear complexion, gray eyes, abundant black hair, short curling beard, later to become luxuriantly full; he was about 33 years old on the day of the raid.
Born about 1829 in Holiday's Cove, Virginia (now Wierton, West Virginia).
Hanged June 7, 1862, near the present day intersection of 3rd and Juniper Streets, NE, Atlanta, Georgia.
Buried temporarily at the site of execution. Remains removed to the National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee, October 16, 1887, near the Ohio Memorial, Section H, Grave No. 12,982.
Engaged to Elizabeth Layton of Flemingsburg, Kentucky at the time of his execution.
Contraband merchant and trader between the lines. Leader of Andrews Raid, April, 1862.
Captured soon after the Raid ended and identified as the leader.
Court-martialed at Chattanooga; sentenced to hang; escaped Swims Jail, Chattanooga June 2, 1862; recaptured June 3, 1862. Taken to Atlanta on June 7, 1862, and hanged about 5:00 PM that afternoon.
He was a civilian, therefore ineligible for the Medal of Honor.
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