In July of 1862, John H. Augley wrote a petition to William H. Seward complaining of the treatment of a large number of citizens, with Union sentiments, being detained and executed, without due process, in Northeast Mississippi. They were imprisoned in Tupelo, Mississippi. Their property was confiscated and their families left to starve. The petition was signed by John H. Augley, Benjamin Clarke, and John Robinson and 37 others.
My questions are: (1)Does anyone know the names of the ones that were executed? (2)Does anyone know the names of the 37 others that signed the petition while in prison?
My GGG Uncle William J. Baker joined Phillip Roddey's 4th battalion of Mississippi cavalry right after Mississippi seceded. About a year later, he deserted and then joined the 1st Alabama cavalry (USV) and became a scout and spy for Brigadier General Granville Dodge. His Father, James T. Baker, did not survive the war. Was he executed or one of the signers of the petetion?