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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)
o, Illinois, January 20, 184. A detachment of the Fifty-eighth Illinois regiment, under the guidance of a citizen named Hood, met with the rebel guerrillas on Wednesday last, in the vicinity of Mayfield, Kentucky, and had a skirmish which resultedside. The Sergeant ordered a halt, told the men to dismount from their animals and return the fire. This was performed. Hood, however, being used to horseback fighting, preferred to remain mounted, and was shot and instantly killed, falling from hding 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 Duzeffect. The citizens made diligent search, and the prisoners named above, with the wounded Sergeant, Rowe, and the body of Hood, were all produced in double-quick time; and the wellsatisfied detachment and its commanding officer marched back to Mayfi