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The Daily Dispatch: June 3, 1861., [Electronic resource], The "Assassination" of Col. Flisworth, (search)
ed the people of Lewistown of what would soon be the fate of their own homes and families, every one was thrown into the utmost confusion and alarm, and sought safety in flight. Among the last to escape were two brothers, named Lothrop and Bates Cook, the former of whom, a few days previous, had had his right leg amputated above the knee and was now a helpless invalid. Lothrop, who in his crippled condition had no hope of escaping the scalping knife of the savages, begged his brother tnder Little Chief, who, hearing the the firing along the road, hastened to reconnoitre, and seeing the two brothers, whom they immediately recognized, thus beset, ran down the hill to their relief, and of the fifteen or twenty savages who pursued the villagers, scarcely one-fourth returned to tell the fate of their companions. Bates Cook afterward became Comptroller of the State of New York, and Lothrop occupied many positions of trust and distinction, but both now sleep their last sleep.