They say, on the Internet, there’s a site for every topic. I stumbled upon this one – dedicated entirely to a chronicle of executions – and discovered a trove of Civil War related histories. Here are tales of cases even Lincoln wouldn’t pardon. Mosby and Sheridan’s retaliatory feuding. Sue Mundy and Champ Ferguson. And hopeless Henry Wirz. They make for some very dark, but very engaging reading.
Executed Today is a blog of history, sociology, biography, criminology, law, and kismet — an unrepresentative but arresting view of the human condition across time and circumstance from the parlous vantage of the scaffold.