Against orders, Barrett charged into the midst of the 10 Confederate soldiers camped at the stage station.
As they prepared to surrender, Barrett discharged his weapon. It is not clear
if this was intentional or accidental, but the rebels returned fire and fled.
In the ensuing skirmish, Lt. Barrett and another Union soldier were killed.
Four other Union soldiers were wounded; one dying the next day.
The Confederates suffered no casualties, but three men were captured.
June 14, 2009