Anderson Takes McJunkin Captive

Anderson Takes McJunkin Captive

Here he took the smallpox in the natural way. His mother came over to wait upon him, took the disease and died. Here he remained how ever, until partially recovered both of his wound and disease.

On May 7 he returned to his father’s house. The Tories, hearing that night of his arrival, a party came next morning and made him prisoner. The party was commanded by one Bud Anderson. This party, immediately after his capture, set out toward the iron works on Lawson’s Fork. These works have sometimes been called Wofford’s, at others, Berwick’s.

On this march other prisoners were taken, some of whom were killed on their knees begging for quarter. Being arrived at or near the works, a kind of trial was gone through to decide what should be done with him. The sentence of the court was that he should be hanged in five minutes from the reading of the verdict. A rope was tied around his neck, he was set upon some kind of scaffolding under the limb of a tree and the rope fastened to it.