n retaliation for a like number of Mosby's command who were hung by General Custer.
Of the seven upon whom the lot fell, three were hung, two shot, and two escaped.
The wounded men—one of whom escaped alive by feigning death—are being cared for by the Union families in the vicinity of the camp.
The men who escaped have reported at this post.
The accompanying note was found by a citizen who cut down and buried the bodies, pinned to the clothing of one of the men who was hanged.
Captain Brewster, commissary of subsistence of General Custer's command, was among the parties captured.
The name of one of the men hanged was ascertained to be George L. Prouty.
He was a member of company L, 5th Michigan cavalry [From which Sheridan published Alger as a deserter]. O. Edwards, Colonel, &c.
This is the endorsement on Edwards' letter:
These men have been hanged in retaliation for an equal number of Colonel Mosby's men hung by order of General Custer at Front Roya