Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel Byrd” in chapter 21 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...suspended to the limb of a tree, with a paper pinioned upon his breast.
The paper contained in pencil the following: Milon Ferguson, One Hundred and Eighteenth Ohio regiment, sent into our lines by Colonel Byrd in disguise.
Hung as a spy, by order of--------.
General Carter sent and had the soldier brought to town and decently interred.
The neighbors, who were accused of the hanging, say it was done ...
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