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In Marion County, Kentucky, a Lebanon midnight lynch mob executes three men

Mob breaking into a jail to lynch three men in Lebanon, Kentucky, September 24, 1866, artist's impression.
11/24/1866

In Lebanon, Kentucky, a mob of local men, angered by a perceived lack of uniformity or swiftness of official justice in the county, took the law into their own hands.  Breaking down the door of the jail with sledgehammers at midnight, they took three men - Clem Crodus, WIlliam Goode, and Thomas Stephens - and hanged them from a black oak tree set on a local hill.  (By John Osborne)  

Source Citation: 

"Lynch Law in Lebanon, Ky.," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, December 22, 1866, p. 213.

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