Whiskey Rebellion Arrests

from

Treason, Federalists, and Whiskey - Three of a Kind

By C. M. Ewing (1930)

The prisoners marched on foot, each one between two troopers. General White ordered the guards to keep their swords always drawn and announced that in case of an attempted rescue the prisoners' heads were to be cut off and taken to Philadelphia.

 

Following is a list of the prisoners:

Rev. John Corbley,

Washington County

Col. John Hamilton,

"

Col. William Crawford,

"

John Black,

"

Daniel Bolton,

"

James Kerr,

"

Thomas Sedwick,

"

John Burnett,

"

Capt. Robert Porter,

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Joseph Scott,

"

Marmaduke Curtis,

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James Stewart,

"

Thomas Burney,

"

Isaac Walker,

"

Philip Vigol,(Weigel),

Westmoreland County

Joseph Parry,        

"

Samuel Nye,

"

Caleb Mounts,

Fayette County

John Laughery,

Ohio County, Virginia

          Christmas evening, after a weary march of just one month through mud and snow, the prisoners were shunted into the new jail, and kept all night without food or heat. Here they found the following men confined as insurgents:

 

Herman Husbands,

Bedford County

Robert Philson,

"

George Lucas,

"

George Wisegarver,         

"

William Bonham,

Northumberland County

John Criswell,

Cumberland County

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