The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963

Diamond's Account of the Great Hanging

It is in evidence that Carmichael was well informed as to the
objects and purposes of the organization, but the testimony does
not develop the fact that he was ever sworn in. When the detail
was made to go to Fort Cobb during the Indian excitement in
that quarter, Carmichael peremptorily refused to go, saying that
he would fight to the death at home, first.
He was an outspoken enemy to the South and, in every way,
considered a dangerous and bad man in Society. He was found
guilty and hung.
[GROUP TRIAL]
THE STATE
VS.
C. A. JONES, ("HUMP BACK") JAMES POWERS
("CARPENTER") ELI M. SCOTT, THOMAS BAKER DISLOYALTY, &
("OLD MAN") GEO W ANDERSON, ABRAHAM TREASON
MCNEESE, HENRY COCHRAN ("30"), C. F.
ANDERSON, WM WERNELL, B. F. BARNES ("35 OR
40") WM RODES, AND N. M. CLARK ("25")
The testimony against the above mentioned conspirators cor-
responds with the testimony herein before produced on the trial
of Childs, Fields, Harper, Lock, and others. They all acknowl-
edged their connection with the organization, and made full con-
fession of their guilt at the gallows.
[TRIAL OF RAMEY DYE]
THE STATE DISLOYALTY OR
VS. TREASON
RAMEY DYE."'
Arphax Dawson"0 Sworn
[WITNESS.] Ramey Dye came to my house and told me that M. D.
Harper had been arrested on the charge of being connected with
our society; and that there would be a meeting held that night, (1st
"Ramey Dye, a farmer, was born in Kentucky in 1819 and migrated to Cooke
County sometime before 186o. The author of this narrative noted beside Dye's name
in the manuscript: "Guarded the others (prisoners) for several days." Ibid.
6oArphax Dawson was born in Georgia in 1805. He was one of the first settlers in
Cooke County. His daughter Mary was married to Ramey Dye. Smith, First zoo
Years in Cooke County, 135.

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