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Davis 55.72 Capture of Sidna Allen and Wesley Edwards

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Davis 55.72 Capture of Sidna Allen and Welsey Edwards.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Davis 55.72 Capture of Sidna Allen and Wesley Edwards

Description

Capture and jail transport of Sidney Allen and Wesley Edwards. Both men were members of the infamous Allen clan that opened fire on the Carroll County Courthouse in 1912 and subsequently led Baldwin-Felts Detective Agents (of Roanoke, VA) on a multi-state search. The men were temporarily housed in Roanoke's jail until they could be transported to Carroll County for trail. Men identified in picture: Ernest G. Baldwin (seated next to driver), Billy Baldwin (center, with hat pushed back), W.G. Baldwin, Sr. (seated in rear of car), Sidna Allen and Wesley Edwards (standing in rear of the car). Car sits in front of 2nd Federal Post office on the northeast corner of Church and 1st street.

Creator

George C. Davis Photography

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Date

Sep-12

Rights

Please contact the Virginia Room at 540.853.2073 for permission to use.

Identifier

Davis55.72

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Mounted photograph

Citation

George C. Davis Photography, “Davis 55.72 Capture of Sidna Allen and Wesley Edwards,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed August 12, 2022, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/Davis55.72.