Sidna Allen (left) and his nephew, handcuffed, after their arrest
The gun battle, which erupted inside the courtroom, spilled out
into the streets with some
of the Allens hiding behind the
Conference soldier statue while reloading weapons.
Carroll County Courthouse custodian and massacre buff Bill White
points out bullet hole still visible in the courthouse steps.
A wounded Floyd Allen is arrested by Roanoke's Baldwin-Felts
Thomas L. Felts (left), Charles Patton (back), and Dan O.
Posed reenactment of the infamous courthouse shootout probably
was used as a trial exhibit.
The photo, which belongs to Rufus
Gardner, contains no identification, but it does give a rare
the courtroom as it looked at the time of the shooting.
Storekeeper Sidna Allen's house- "the finest in Carroll County" -
as it appears today.
Floyd Allen spent the night here before hearing
the jury's guilty verdict the next morning.
A great photo postcard of Floyd Allen and his son Claud Allen and
other Allen cousins involved
the Hillsville, Carroll County Virginia, Courthouse Tragedy.