sergeant of the company being afflicted with rheumatism, begged to be excused from dismounting, saying that he would ride up to the party and ascertain who they were.
allowed him to proceed, and when within a short distance of the camp of the strange party, he was commanded to halt by one of their pickets, who presented a rifle at the sergeant.
The sergeant told him not to shoot, as he had a company a short distance off that would kill the whole party if they harmed him. He was allowed to proceed to the camp, where he found all but two of the men asleep.
One of them presented a gun at him, but did not shoot.
After some conversation, the Sergeant
was permitted to leave the camp.
When safely outside of it, and as soon as he reached a hill, where he was in full view of his own company, he gave the signal by waving his handkerchief.
left the horses in charge of a few men, took the balance of the company, and surrounded the Secesh
commanded them to stack their arms and surrender.
surrendered, but refused to stack arms, and threw his rifle into the fire.
They were all taken and marched back to Fort Wise.
Upon investigation, it was ascertained that the company had been raised in Denver
, and was on its way to Arkansas
, for the purpose of taking a part in the rebellion.
They are confined at Fort Wise.