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In Newburgh, New York, an African-American accused of rape is taken from jail and lynched

Orange County, New York, 1857
06/21/1863
The New York newspapers reported the lynching of an African-American male in Newburgh, New York, about sixty miles to the north up the Hudson River.  The victim had been arrested for the rape of a Irish immigrant servant girl.  In the evening a large group of men took him from the city jail and after beating him severely, hanged him the jail yard.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Local Intelligence: Lynch Law in Newburgh," New York Times, June 23, 1863, p. 2.

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