Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series CC, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

John D. Shane interview with Mrs. Sarah Graham, ca. 1840s: <Jesse Yocum said he did not know how many they buried, but the smell of a human was the awfullest smell he ever had in his life. Logan went with a company to bury the dead: orders were for every man that could carry a gun to go help bury the dead. My father Charles Spillman was along. . . . When they got there, my father said they couldn't tell one man from another . . . . The weather being so warm they had swollen so much. He had thought he would be afraid in battle, but when he saw the dead bodies it made him feel like fighting. Such was the panic this bloody tragedy cast over the community, Lawrence offered my father the whole 1400 acres of his pre-emption, where Lawrence's Station was, for one little black horse to carry his family back to Va., exclaiming, that after all their toil, they had to lose the whole country. The day of that battle, the sky, the women's clothes, everything they had on, looked red.> 12CC50

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