When night came we encamped near Lynch's Mills on Spavinaw Creek, about sixteen miles below Standwaitie's Mills.
At this place we saw one of our loyal Indians, who was at home with his family.
He told us that, about a week ago, a party of ten loyal Indians, of whom he was one, had a fight with about an equal number of rebel Indians, a mile below this place, and that they killed half of the rebel party, but got four of their own men badly wounded in the affair.
He spoke very good English, and seemed to be telling a straightforward story.
A grain of allowance, however, should, perhaps, be made for exaggeration.
But from the information which we receive from time to time, there is no doubt but that such bloody contests are quite common in different parts of the Nation.
We were in this section last June with Colonel Jewell, of the Sixth Kansas cavalry.
An incident occurred near here, which is worth mentioning, now that were are on the ground again.
While we were encamp