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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 121.-skirmish near Mayfield, Kentucky. (search)
y answered, coolly as a youth upon squirrel-shooting intent, dodging his head about, searching for something: I'm not going to shoot until I see something to shoot at! There! I see something! And he aimed his musket, fired, and a guerrilla dropped to the ground, shot through the heart. But, notwithstanding the gallant conduct of our boys, they were overpowered by numbers, and fourteen captured, including Sergeant Rowe and Hood killed. The prisoners were as follows: privates Larkins and Conroy, of company A, and Shepherd, Scott, Scoville, Van Duzer, and Davidson, of company B, Fifty-eighth Illinois. Two of the Fifty-eighth escaped in gallant style. The officer commanding the guerrillas rode up to our men as they were standing where they had surrendered, ordered them to stack their arms, and concluding with the satisfactory threat that he was going to hang at least two of them on the spot. Young Tiffin, the lad mentioned as firing after he saw something to fire at, thinking th