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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
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daring and successful exploits of this war was performed by four men on Saturday night, May first, on Rock Creek, in Wayne County. Benjamin Burke, a citizen, Hudson Burke, a discharged soldier, James Burke, of Wolford's cavalry, and another citizen, named James Davis, having received intimation of a band of twenty-eight men, unds behind, and rushed for the doors. Out they rushed, without any thing on but shirts and drawers; some without the latter, even, rushed out to take leg-bail. Hudson Burke met Capt. Evans at the door; both fired at the same time. Burke was slightly wounded in the head, but the infamous Evans was instantly killed. Four others weBurke was slightly wounded in the head, but the infamous Evans was instantly killed. Four others were slain, the remainder of the party escaping; but they abandoned every thing — all their horses, personal property, guns, and several thousand dollars in greenbacks, in addition to a considerable amount of confederate money. Nothing remained for the victorious few to do but gather up the fruits of their victory, which they divide