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In Cambridge, Ohio, two Union deserters murder the assistant Provost Marshal of the Seventeenth District

Hiram Oliver, executed at Camp Chase, Ohio, September 6, 1865, artist's impression
03/05/1865
J.B. Cook, the Assistant Provost Marshal of the Seventeenth District of Ohio was shot down in his yard at his home in Cambridge, Ohio.  Two Union Army deserters, Hiram Oliver and his brother-in-law, John Wesley Hartrup, had fled to Illinois and bought adjoining farms.  They had been dismayed at rumours that Cook was pursuing them and decided to strike first.  They were both convicted of murder and executed on September  6, 1865.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Roger Pickenpaugh, Camp Chase and the Evolution of Union Prison Policy (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2007), 145.
"Military Execution at Camp Chase," Harper's Weekly Magazine, September 23, 1865, p. 593.