Rising Sun, Ind. May 10th. - The operator at Patriot, Ind. telegraphs that he has been called upon to aid in quelling a negro insurrection which broke out last night in Owen and Gallatin counties, Ky. Great fears are felt, as it is supposed that the negroes are led on by two white citizens of Kentucky. The people are gathering their force to put down the rebellion, and runners have been sent to Indiana for assistance. Captain Fells of this State, who has a company ready for our own State service, has telegraphed that he would immediately send his own men and arms to their assistance, if needed.
Sacramento Daily Union, May 23, 1861
“Rising Sun, Ind., Saturday, May 11 - The reported negro insurrection in Owen and Gallatin Counties originated as follows: One lady met two negroes, armed, when she went and told her minister that the negroes were arming. He at once spread the alarm. There was considerable excitement in Boone County, opposite this place, last night. The military were under arms, waiting for the signal gun to render assistance. ” New York Times, May 11, 1861