Guerrillas Murdering Union Citizens of Grant County
A courier arrived in Covington about 11 o'clock Wednesday night, from Crittenden, Grant County, bringing information to the military authorities that a large number of Union citizens. A company of infantry was immediately mounted, and started in pursuit of the guerrillas.
Cincinnati Daily Enquirer, April 25, 1865. Guerrillas in this era, while masquerading as Confederate troops, were most often simply marauding thugs out for themselves.