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108 Southern hisloriml So<-'n'ty Papers.

ROLL OF HONOR.

Major Charles R. McAlpine, Captain John Hobday, sergeant M. P. Kilgore, privates Elvin K. Casey, Charles N. Collins, John C. Miller, John D. White, Richard White, and Julius Ward.

CAPTURED.

Sergeant Calvin Peek, October 27, 1864, Burgess' Mill. Sergeant Ammon Peek, October 27, 1864, Burgess' Mill. Sergeant Charles Evans, October 19, 1864, Johnson's Farm. Sergeant Laban T. Godwin, October 19, 1864, Johnson's Farm. Private Denward Hyslop, October 19, 1864, Johnson's Farm. Private George King, October 19, 1864, Johnson's Farm. Private Thomas Peel, October 19, 1864, Johnson's Farm. Private Elias W. Cherry, July 4, 1863, Gettysburg. Private Joseph F. Hewlett, July 4, 1863, Gettysburg. Private Joseph F. Mears, May 29, 1864, Hanover county.

[" B." in Warrenton Virginian, February, 1896.

HANGING OF MOSBY'S MEN IN 1864.

After the defeat of General Early, at the battle of the Opequon, on September 19, 1864, his command fell back up the Valley. The brigade of cavalry under General Wickham occupied a strong posi- tion at Milford, twelve miles south of Front Royal, and Custer made repeated efforts to force him from the position, without effect. About this time it was reported to Captain Chapman, of Mosby's command, that a large wagon train was en route from Milford to Winchester, under the escort of a small body of men. He immediately made disposition for its capture at Front Royal. For this purpose he di- vided his men into two parties. One party was to attack the train at a point where a cross-road from Chester's Gap intersects the Front Royal and Luray grade; the other, under the immediate command of Chapman, was to fall upon the front of the train, about 600 yards from the town, where there is a hill on one side and a ravine on the other. It seems that Custer had divined in some way the Confed-