"News from the Plains," Salt Lake Daily Telegraph, 16 Aug. 1864, 2
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We heard a rumor some days ago, that a Utah train had been attacked on the plains and the teamsters and guards had corralled the Indians, and let them off again quietly. We are favored with the following extracts from a letter by Mr. F. E. Tanner, to Mr. Levi Stewart:
Yesterday, when we were eating dinner, our mules were all taken from us by the Indians, who came into our camp within sixty feet of our wagons, and started the mules off. We rushed after them immediately, with guns and pistols drawn, and we recovered the animals by quick pursuit and the hand of Providence. A more daring attack I never saw. We were close to the Indians that they dared not run, so we took them to camp and smoked the pipe of peace. This happened about 7 miles below Fort Kearney, on the Little Blue.
"The Indians bother the settlers a great deal. They went immediately afterwards to a house about half a mile distant and took two head of horses and three head of cattle.
"We are now in a large train and expect to go safe. We are all well, with the mules in good flesh, and well fixed for traveling. We have had a good trip."