Last Monday, Col. [Warner], of the Kentucky 10th, received information that a band of guerrillas from Bracken and Pendleton counties, Kentucky, had entered the town of West Liberty, Bath county, and arrested John B. Hazelrigg and two other prominent Union men, and carried them off. A reliable report shortly after reached Col. Warner that the three men had been hung. He immediately sent a force to arrest three times the number of secessionists in Bath county, to hold them as hostages for the release of Mr. Hazlerigg and his companions.
The Maysville Eagle of Thursday last states that the day previous the county judge, county attorney and eighteen other prominent citizens of Bracken county, were committed on the charge of aiding ad encouraging marauding parties through that part of the State, and they will all be held as hostages for the safety of any Union man who may be carried off by the guerrillas. – The Unionist of Bracken county have heretofore suffered much from these marauders.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, June 7, 1862, p. 1