The Hanging of David Creigh
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 37° 45.942 W 080° 27.976
17S E 547009 N 4179953
Tells us about a man protecting his property but yet was hanged for it.
Waymark Code: WMZB09
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 3

The Hanging of David Creigh

In November 1863, David S. Creigh, a well known southern sympathizer, found a Union soldier ransacking his home and harassing his wife. In the ensuing fight, Creigh killed the man, then hid the body. Later arrested, Creigh was tried and, on June 10 1864, hanged. His home Montescena, was to be burned, but it survived the war and was listed on the National Register in 1975.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: The Hanging of David Creigh

Marker Location: East of Rt 129

County or Independent City: Lewisburg, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2016

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