November 13, 1862
JOHN H. MORGAN HANGS THE FEDERAL PROVOST MARSHALL OF LEXINGTON. We have it upon what we deem very reliable
authority, that after our army fell back from Perryville, General John H.
Morgan dashed into Lexington and hung, in the street, the Provost Marshall of
that city. It seems that this dirty tool
of Lincoln had notified the mother of General Morgan that she must leave
Kentucky, and in the event of her failing to do so, would resort to measures to
make her go. Her noble son, learning
this, resolved that he would take his life at all hazards. This he did, as reported to us by truthful
Kentucky gentlemen, in gallant style.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]