Friday, January 18, 2013

A Rebel Scouting Party Bagged

CHICAGO, April 1. – The Times’ St. Louis Special of the 31st ult.., says a sharp engagement took place at Fox Creek, Douglas county, between forty Federal cavalry and a company of 72 secessionists.  The Federals had two killed and six wounded; the cavalry then retreated to Webster county were [sic] being reinforced by sixty home guards they returned to Mountain Grove Seminary, Webster county, where they found the enemy and surrounded them killing thirteen wounding a number and took the entire company save one man who escaped.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 4

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