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Ephraim Shelby Dodd
Birth: 1839
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1864
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA

Ephraim Shelby Dodd, Member of Company D, Terry's Texas Rangers 8th Reg Texas Cav CSA December 4, 1862 - Jan 1, 1864 Captured by Federal Troops, accused of being a spy because of his personal diary and the mixed clothing he was wearing behind ememy lines. He was tried and found innocent but was condemned to be executed anyway. The first time he was dropped the rope broke and he fell to the ground breaking his leg. He was carried back to the scaffold and a double noose was used. He was dropped a second time to his death. His last words were .. "I die innocent of the charges against me." In his history of "Terry?s Texas Rangers," Mr. L. B. Giles narrates the following tragic incident of the East Tennessee campaign: "It was during this winter that one of the saddest events in all our career happened: the hanging of E. S. Dodd by the enemy. He was a member of Company D. He was of a good family and well educated. For many years he kept a diary, setting down at night the happenings of the day. He was taken prisoner with this diary in his pocket. On that evidence alone he was condemned and executed as a spy." (bio by: Wayne Sampson) 
 
Burial:
Bleak House Grounds
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Wayne Sampson
Record added: Sep 18, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5783001
Ephraim Shelby Dodd
Added by: Wayne Sampson
 
Ephraim Shelby Dodd
Added by: Wayne Sampson
 
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A TRUE SOUTHERN HERO the Confederate flag stills flies in honor of those who fought for the South and the many who died for the South you died a HERO and your legacy will live on FOREVER ...
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