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[356] thigh, the ball passing completely through. One of our soldiers, named George Wills, of Captain Moore's company, was very seriously wounded, one ball passing through the arm, and receiving one buckshot in each thigh. However, our Assistant Surgeon, Dr. G. B. Wood, of Wyandott, by the foresight of Colonel Mitchell, having been taken with the command, in case of an attack, was then ready to administer to the wounded. An ambulance was started down to bring them up this morning, and they arrived at eight o'clock this evening, doing as well as could be expected, although both very low from the loss of blood. When Major Pomeroy fell, the order was given to fire the building, which was done instantly, with the purpose of driving them out. We captured nine prisoners, and from them learned that seven or eight were killed inside, and the building becoming enveloped in flames, it was found impossible to get them out. They were left to their fate — a just and terrible retribution to all who follow in their career. The remainder, some eight, including Quantrel, escaped, as he was seen again this morning, running his horse at a furious rate through a corn-field, in a southerly direction.

It seems there are several bands of these highway robbers infesting this section of country. The inhabitants seem to be terror-stricken when they hear of Quantrel being in their vicinity. I think their career is short, if the Kansas Second remains here much longer.

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