C.A. Haun Parting from His Family before His Execution
- Creator:Richardson and Cox, engravers
- Title:C.A. Haun Parting from His Family before His Execution
- Description:A disheveled man sits in a cart holding a small child. Standing beside the cart are a crying woman and a young girl who holds on to the cart. Men with guns stand talking around the cart as the driver looks back on the scene.
- Historical Note:C.A. Haun was among a group of Union loyalists in East Tennessee who attempted to disrupt Confederate troop movements by destroying bridges along the East Tennessee & Virginia and East Tennessee & Georgia railroad lines on the night of November 8-9, 1861. The "bridge burners" believed they had the support of the Lincoln administration and that the United States Army was about to sweep into East Tennessee and liberate it from Confederate authorities. When that did not happen, five of the men were captured and executed for their actions. Haun, a master potter among the five captured, was hanged in Knoxville on 10 December 1861.
- Rights:Wikimedia Commons from William G. Brownlow, Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession; with a Narrative of Personal Adventures Among the Rebels (Philadelphia: George W. Childs, Applegate & Co., 1862), p. 313.
- Digital Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University