Clinch Valley News, Jeffersonville, VA

June 12, 1908

Not a Confederate Veteran.

We stated in the last issue of the News that James H. Price, who was to have been hanged at Lebanon on last Wednesday, was a confederate soldier, which fact impelled a large Lumber of Russell county people to sign a petition to Governor Swanson asking for a reprieve for thirty days, which was granted. It has developed, upon the investigation of the daughters of the confederacy at Lebanon last week that Price is not a confederate soldier, having never been in the ranks of the armies of the confederate states. A majority of the signers of the petition did so with the understanding and belief that Price was a soldier of the lost cause. The Governor has been appealed to, but what action, if any, he will take, has not been made known. The crime for which Price was sentenced to be hanged has been recited in these columns.