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The Daily Dispatch: July 29, 1862., [Electronic resource], Affair with the enemy in
Affair with the enemy in Florida. --The Lake City Columbian has the following: On the 29th ult., five men, including a Lieutenant of Capt. Samuel Hope's company, and some fourteen citizens collected by Capt. Jack Mason, man aged to decoy seven men, including the Captain and one negro, from the blockading steamer Beauregard lying off Crystal river, and upon their approaching the shore fired upon them from an ambuscade, killing the Captain and mortally wounding two the men the rest were captured. The prisoners passed though our city on Monday last, on routs for Tallahassee. The Captain's name was David Stearns.