The Boston News-Letter reports on the Tuscarora War, 1713
South Carolina, April the 16th.
By Letters from Nehorookah Fort on Cakenneh Creek of March the 23rd Last, we are informed that Col. James Moore, who went form hence some time past against the Indian Enemy with a few white Men, and about 1200 Indians, made an attack upon the abovesaid Fort, which the Indian Enemy had left fortified and man’d, having drain’d all their other Forts but one, on purpose to try our Courage and Resolution: at which place he had a long and bloody brush with the Enemy, which continued without Intermission from the 20th of the said March at ten of the Clock till the 22nd in the Morning, during which attack Col. Moore had 22 white Men kill’d of which Capt. Canty was one, and 26 wounded, none of the English that are alive but had shot through their Cloaths and others in their Bodies, he had also 36 Indians kill’d and 58 wounded. And on the Enemies side there were 640 kill’d, and we have taken 160 Prisoners and the Fort, so that we hope the heart of the Tuskeraro was is broken; The Indians have got a great many Slaves, but the white Men none.
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