Friday, September 26, 2014

Lost Spies

From A journal containing an accurate and interesting ...;

[Sept. 26th. [1812] Two white men, and Capt. John (an Indian who was with us), lost their horses. They continued about the camping ground in search of them; they saw two or three Indians exploring our encampment. They took this method, no doubt, to calculate our number. The spies returned to camp this evening, who had discovered many Indian signs in front. Five of the spies who had yesterday started with the view to go to Fort Defiance, were found on the road shot, scalped, and tomahawked by the Indians or British.

Other entries from Elias Darnell's Journal here and here.  

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