Aug 21 1861 Received a report of an ambush of the Missouri Home Guards

Aug 21 1861 Received a report of an ambush from Lt. Col. Benjamin W. Grover of the Missouri Home Guards, “The P. R. Road train left California at 1/2 past 8 O Clock AM August 20 densely filled with Home Guards, 160 belonging to my Command — 70 Home Guards from Tipton and 60 from California.  When the train got near Lookout Station a concealed body of men opened a brisk fire, on the Cars, the top of the Cars loaded with our men, who returned the fire.  As soon as the train stopped, Capt Beck, assisted Capts. Hopkins and Rice, formed our men in line of skirmishers and cleaned the woods in a very short time.”

Papers of Ulysses S Grant Vol 2. p 129

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