Columbus, Jan. 6, 1866.
Several new bills were introduced and read the first time-- among them the third or fourth one of the session relating to deeds and mortgages...
A message was received from the Governor enclosing a communication from Captain L.S. Parker, of the 150th Illinois volunteers and Provost Marshal of Atlanta, who gives an account of the condition of the graves of seven Ohio soldiers who were hung at that place having been captured at the time when a squad of men sent out by Gen. O.M. Mitchell, suceeded in running off a locomotive from Big Shanty and nearly reached Chattanooga, then in possession of the rebels. Their names were William Campbell, George D. Wilson, Marion H. Ross, Benj. G. Shadrack, Samuel Slavens, S. Robinson and John Scott.
Their graves, which are but eighteen inches deep, being the subject of much rebel spleen and reviling, such as "I saw those fellows start for hell," "I saw them stretch hemp," etc. Capt. Parker wrote the Governor that under these circumstances, and in honor of their heroism, the State of Ohio should transfer their remains to the Capitol, and build over them a monument.
The Governor, in transmitting the Captain's letter, pays a touching tribute to the memory of the brave men of Ohio who have fallen there and elsewhere. The subject was very properly referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.
Daily Cleveland (Ohio) Herald January 8, 1866.