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Wm. B. McGlasson, 1864 execution at Franklin, KY

I'm researching the Boone's Rangers unit of Meade County (Co. E, Woodward's 2nd KY Cavalry) and came across this man's information. He was one of the original members of the unit having enlisted on Aug. 11, 1861 for 12 months. His service record on Fold3 is very limited but I did find him in one tree on and on Find A Grave. Again, very limited info. Apparently, after his enlistment was up, he must've returned to Meade County as his daughter was born there in 1863. He engaged in guerilla activities or at least he was a suspected guerilla. He was apparently in prison at Louisville when he and another man, J.H. Bloom (possibly spelled Blume) were chosen to be executed by Union forces on the town square in Franklin, KY in retaliation for the shootings of Union sympathizers. The executions took place on Aug. 20, 1864. If any of you have add'l information on this incident you can share I would appreciate it. I've been in contact with the Simpson Co. Historical Society but came up empty there. Thanks.