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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY
noticed that his hands trembled like an aspen leaf.
Yet, he was clear grit, and when all was ready, he pulled
his hat tight down over his eyes, mounted, dug his
spurs deep into the sides of his mare, and at one bound
was out of the ditch, running at full speed for the
open country. The boys gave him a military salute
as he left. Old Lone Wolf was too cunning to be
caught napping, and at once some of his best mounted
warriors were sent in pursuit. Not having to run so
far, they quickly closed in on Glass, and he and his
mare were shot down, and killed, before he had gone
600 yards. Thus was the first blood of the Battalion
"But many brave Rangers have gone to their last
reward since then. The Rangers attempted to protect
Glass the best they could, in his flight, and Lee Corn,
one of the best Rangers that served in the early days,
exposed himself a little too much, and was hit by a
large rifle ball, in the right elbow, the bullet shattering
the bone, and coming out at the wrist. As night came
on, it was seen, that the Indians were preparing to
leave, and by dark, they were all gone. Major Jones
came out and marched back to his camp of the morning,
with the most of his men on foot. As soon as the
Major could remount his men, he continued his march
westward, along the line of companies.
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