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James Copeland/Outlaw

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Re: James Copeland/Outlaw

Posted: 1290454136000
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There is a book entitled "LIFE AND CONFESSION OF THE NOTED OUTLAW JAMES COPELAND". Written by Dr. J. R. S. Pitts in 1858, who was also the sheriff that hanged Copeland and wrote down his confession. JC would steal anything, from Mobile to the Red River, including livestock and slaves. Signed on to a riverboat in St. Louis, killed the owner and sold the man's boats in New Orleans. KKG, his body was dug up, but skeleton was hung in a drug store in Hattiesburg, then disappeared and, according to legend, was secretly buried by family. This book was written in the prose of that time and JC's confession is quite eloquent. And his confession paints a slightly different picture re: Brown and Harper. Great book from University Press of Mississippi
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