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The effects on the South from the war and the military occupation afterwards were devastating and permanently debilitating. That is what Paisley was singing about. You will not get many honest answers about this because even today, 150 years later, the military occupation of the South is a taboo subject that is completely whitewashed in American history ...


The youngest that I can find evidence of was Irving Hanchett, executed in Florida at 15 on 5/6/1910. Irving Hanchett, barely 15 years of age, was executed by Florida in 1910. Only three months elapsed between his crime (the murder of a teenaged girl who rejected his advances) and his execution. Hanchett had just moved to Florida from Connecticut ...

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