e, were confined, and the leader of the party saying, Here is a party of the d----d abolitionists, give 'em h — ll, fired in upon the latter and burst open the door.
Some of the prisoners were undoubtedly wounded, as groans were heard from the quarters in which they were confined.
The manner in which the above prisoners were captured the day before by the Home Guard, was as follows:--They belonged to a party of thirty-five men, organized at Kirkwood, St. Louis County, commanded by Capt. Robert Harwood, of that county.
The guns carried by them belonged formerly to the St. Louis Grays.
This company was passing through in quest of the rebel quarters, representing themselves as Unionists and carrying a United States flag.
Their true character being ascertained, they were attacked in separate squads about the vicinity, and eighteen of their men were captured as above stated.
The balance fearing capture, after losing two killed, concealed their guns in a thicket, also forty-five po