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

Diamond's Account of the Great Hanging

understood we had spies out. Mr. Welch started up here to see how
many men were in town. He was sent by the company. Some men
were sent out two or three times to spy out and see if any body ap-
proached. Old Man Cochran went over to Red River to see how many
members of the order there were over in that section. Snodgrass was
there when I arrived. I understood that the signs would protect us
when the Northern army came.
Dye was found guilty and hung.
[TRIAL OF D. M. LEFFEL]
THE STATE DISLOYALTY &
VS. TREASON
D M LEFFEL
Leffel being arraigned before the Court, pleads guilty and says:
"I was sworn by Wm Boyles, who gave me the signs, grip, and
password. I was sworn to support the old Constitution and Union."
Leffel was connected with the Ramey Dye meeting for the
rescue of the prisoners. He was found guilty and hung.
[TRIAL OF JAMES A. WARD AND W. B. TAYLOR]
THE STATE
VS. DISLOYALTY, &
JAMES A. WARD AND TREASON
W. B. TAYLOR
On being arraigned before the Court [they] acknowledged their
connection with the order-took the oath to support the old Con-
stitution and Union. They gave the Court the signs, grip, and
password.
Found guilty, and hung.
[TRIAL OF H. J. ESMAN]
THE STATE DISLOYALTY &
VS. TREASON
H. J. ESMAN
Reference in this case is made to the trial of Ramey Dye. He
was courier for Capt. Dye, and but for the bold manner in which
he performed his wicked task, the Ramey Dye party would doubt-
less have been captured. He passed through the lines into Gaines-

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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101196/. Accessed August 29, 2014.