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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. Hence scouting-parties were daily sent out to the distance of eighteen or twenty miles from Mayfield, with orders to arrest and bring in all suspicious characters, that they might have a trial before the proper commission. Some fifty or sixty rebel guerrillas, robbers, thieves, and murderers, have already been sent to Columbus as the result of these reconnoissances. It was in the course of one of these expeditions that the skirmish of Wednesday last occurred. Sergeant J. Rowe, of Bureau County, with some fifteen men, including the scout Hood, a resident of Mayfield, but a Union man, mounted for the occasion upon mules, started out on Wednesday to catch some guerrillas, reported to the number of ten or twelve, as being prowling about the neighborhood, threatening to burn the houses of loyal citizens, stealing horses and cattle, and making mischief generally. They had proceeded some seventeen miles from Mayfield, when they were suddenly brought to a halt by a volley fired upon