Lynched for a Case of Mistaken Identity?

Slaughtered Hogs

Slaughtered Hogs

On the 14th instant a man named Casteel, living near Des Arc, Arkansas, was taken from his home and hung. He was charged with being unable to distinguish his own hogs from his neighbors.

Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas) Nov 2, 1868

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One Response to “Lynched for a Case of Mistaken Identity?”

  1. sandysays1 Says:

    How times change. Now folks have problems identifying their wives, cars, bank accounts, and firing range targets. Nothing happens. Kind of makes you nostalgic for the good old days of hemp stretching. Visit me at and read my latest posts for some laughs.

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