Manuscripts/Mixed Material [T. E. Hines]
“Bob says the burners heard him grunting that Indian parley voo all during the fight. He kept trying to tell them to beat it and leave him, but he must have been an important brave or something because they kept trying to get him anyway. They felt that as long's he was alive, that they might get him and he'd be able to live and fight again.
“Along about dark, the red skins gave up and left, and the Indian was dead when the burners come out to see what had been left. I think Bob said the burners told him there'd been 14 of them when the fight started, and the soldiers had found where they Indians had [waited?] for four days for the burners to get away from their rifles. That was one reason the burners made such a bad showing was because only three or four of them got to rifles.
“There were only five of them left, and Bob stayed right with them 'til they got help from Charleston and the wounded ones had sort of got healed over.
“Four or five days after the fight, a company of soldiers showed up. They'd found where the Indians'd camped, and had trailed them to where the fight took place. When the captain walked up to