--About two o'clock yesterday morning, says the Southern Sentinel,
of Fayette county
, of the 12th instant, about one hundred men, supposed to be tories, entered Pikesville
, Ala. As they were entering the town they were halted and fired into by private James Wetch
, who was on guard at the time.
After Watch, had discharged his gun be attempted to make his escape, but was instantly shot dead.
Sergeant Joseph J. Fondren
was also killed.
H. B. Gourly
was severely wounded in the leg, and several others wounded.
It was their intention to capture Capt. Hinkle
, the commander of the post at that place, but fortunately he and Lieut. Adison
made their escape.
They captured eight of the guard.
escorted them about four miles from town, and turned them loose, stating that if they had captured Capt. Hinkle
they would have tied him up to limb to suffer for his devotion to the South