about midnight when the facts were stated &c volunteerscalled for, and about 75. volunte[ere]d forthe obey the s order under comma[n]d of Capt , who immedeately commenced their march on horesback. hoping to surprise & scatter the camp, retake the pisone[r]s, & prevent the attack thretend [threatened] upon , without the loss of blood.
<Thursday, 25> 15 of the compa[n]y were detached from the main body. while 60 contin[u]ed their march till they arrivd near <the ford of the ford of> Green , (or creek) where the[y] dismounded tied their horses &, le[a]ving 4 or 5 men to guard them, proceded tow[a]rds the ford, not knowing the Location of the encampment. It was just at the dawni[n]g of light in the east when they came within, were marching qu[i]etly along the road, & near the top of the hill which desce[n]ds to the , when the report of a gun was heard from toward <s. Mob battle at .> the , & young reeled out of the ranks & fell mortally wounded. Thus the work of death commenced, when orderd a rush, chargd & rushed down the hill on a fast trot, & when within about 50 ya[r]ds of the camp form[e]d a line. The Mob formd a line under the bank of the below their tents. It was yet so dark that little could be seen by looking at the west. While the Mob, looking towards the dawning light could see & his men, when they fir[e]d a bro[a]dside. & 3 or 4 of the breth[r]en fell.— orderd the fire retur[ne]d, which was instantly obeyed to great disadvantage in the darkness which yet continu[e]d. The fire was repeated by the mob & returd by s compay, returd the fire, & gave the watch word “God & Liberty;” when orderd a charge which was instantly obeyed. a The parties immediately come in contact with their swads [swords] & the mob was soon put to flight, crosing the at the ford & such place as they could get a chance, One In the pursuit one of the mob fled fom behind a treee, whe[e]led & shot , who instantly fell mortally wounded, having receivd a large ball in his bowels.— The grou[n]d was soon clear[e]d, & the brethen gatherd up the <A> waggon or two & making beds theirs of tents &c— took their dead & wounded, & retreated towards .— Three brethren were wounded in the bowels [p. 29]