The Texas Observer

Observer Radio Episode 85: Battleground Texas, plus The Great Hanging

Observer Radio Episode 85: Battleground Texas, plus The Great Hanging

Two years after the incident, news of the Great Hanging made its way east. This depiction, from the Feb. 20, 1864, issue of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper, is apocryphal—the victims were actually hanged one or two at a time.