Thanks so much! That is a match. I've always thought the hanging story my grandmother told was somewhat garbled.
I'm not sure what to make of this new one either but they are clearly variants of the same episode. This makes it sound like the guerrillas hung Virginia's first husband. (Confederate guerrillas I'm assuming.) Considering the marriage to Jacob that is a much more logical fit.
But since Francis Horn seems to have survived...I'm wondering if the other William David Horn is the correct match? If he was killed in 1862 that would fit. A brother perhaps? Two brothers marrying twins?
I also noticed a D. Horn was listed as wounded serving with the MSG at Pea Ridge in 1862. (Co. A, 5th Inf, 3rd Div. MSG) I don't know what became of him or if he was related.
I came across a posting that there were 9 children born to Solomon and Elvira Hoyl(e) and that four sets were twins, including Virginia. One can only imagine how confusing that was.