The Government announcement last month that the Blue River Rebellion had been laid to rest appears to have been premature. Word has been received of a bold ambush of a train near Rhed Station half way between Belmont and Brooklyn. Is this the start of a renewed outbreak?
Our correspondent has filed this report of the incident.
The Fusiliers and Sappers debark from the train at the first sign of trouble.
The Rebels came pouring out of the woods, yelling like fiends. A volley from the soldiers bowled over great numbers but they came on anyway. Suddenly a burst of musket fire announced that more Rebels had been hidden up at the station and on the hill to the east.
The Pioneers regroup on the safe side of the train while the Fusiliers drive off the rebel pikemen after a surprisingly hard fight.
There were some tense moments but the soldiers drove off the pikemen and held the enemy sharpshooters at bay while the axe men set to work on the felled tree. That Colonel MacEachern, the Engineer, he seemed to be every where ordering troops about, directing the work, all heedless of the bullets flying about his head.
The Pioneers are equipped for building bridges but set to work clearing the track anyway.
A parting shot takes down the Colonel commanding the Queen's forces but the train moves out anyway.
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