Boone Countians Routed

Particulars of the Mount Sterling Affair. Louisville, July 30th. — Express newspaper has been suppressed and the editor and publisher arrested by order of General Boyle, on account of the general tone of the paper being calculated to aid the rebellion. The following additional particulars of the Mount Sterling affair have been received: Yesterday, about sunrise, one hundred and seventy-five mounted guerrillas, mostly armed principally from Boone county, Kentucky, arrived at North Middleton. A Union man was sent to notify the inhabitants of Mount Sterling that the design of these guerrillas was to attack the latter place. In the afternoon seven of the guerrillas went into Mount Sterling to demand its surrender. The Mount Sterling Home Guard, thirty strong, under Capt. Evans, Provost Marshal, killed the whole seven. The remainder of the rebels coming up, were fired at from the houses on the road, and six more killed and some twenty mortally wounded. The rebels retreating some miles, came upon Major Bracht of the Eighteenth Kentucky, and Provost Marshal of Lexington, advancing with 100 of his regiment end 80 Home Guards from the neighborhood of Middleton, when they broke in confusion, scattering in every direction. Bracht pursued, 'firing upon them, killing and wounding several, and capturing their horses, arms, etc, and taking some 50 prisoners  Some 25 to 50 men were subsequently reported captured. Our loss was three Home Guards and one of Bracht's regiment.


Sacramento Daily Union, August 19, 1862