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, who, after being taken prisoners, had been made the victims of the implacable ferocity of General George A. Custer, of Sheridan's cavalry.
A committee was appointed to raise funds for the erection of a monument to these soldiers, and their appeal did not at the time know who it was.
Early in November Captain A. E. Richards, with ten men, was sent to the rear of Sheridan's army, then lying between Middletown and Strasburg.
From a position near the turnpike, in the course of the day he capin future that his command was not a Masonic lodge.
A few days after this execution, Colonel Mosby transmitted to General Sheridan the following communication:
November 11, 1864. Major-General P. H. Sheridan, Commanding U. S. Forces in the VallMajor-General P. H. Sheridan, Commanding U. S. Forces in the Valley:
General,—Sometime in the month of September, during my absence from my command, six of my men, who had been captured by your forces, were hung and shot in the street of Front Royal, by the order and in the immediate presence of Brigadier-Gener