encamped at Wilson's Mill, on Bryant's Fork of the White River, and when their position became known, the Home Guards made a spirited attack upon their camp, taking them completely by surprise.
Thirty-three of the former advanced along a bluff, and when within three hundred yards of the rebels, who were at breakfast, fired several rounds, killing fifteen and wounding twenty.
The rebels broke and fled.
The secession gangs had, for some time previous, been guilty of committing several outrages.
Jesse Jeems, a Union man, was hung, and his body was cut down by the women and decently buried by them.
A man named Brown was hung; another old man was reported to be horribly mutilated and left in the woods.
Old man Russell, who came along with the party, had been taken prisoner by the secessionists, who swore him to meet them on Saturday at Job Teherbaugh's.
Old man Russell, in disregard of an oath exacted under compulsion, preferred to pay a visit to Uncle Sam instead of Teherbaugh's.