McJunkin to Brown’s Creek Retreat

McJunkin to Brown’s Creek Retreat

For safety during the period necessary for his recovery he was carried by a party of his men into an unfrequented part of the country lying on Brown’s Creek and his wants cared for in the midst of a dense thicket. The appearance of his wounded arm beginning to indicate great danger, one of his fellow soldiers by great exertions and personal danger succeeded in bringing Dr. Ross to his place of concealment. The name of this soldier was David Brown.

Under the treatment of Dr. Ross his wound began to heal and the prospect of recovery to grow bright. But here a new danger appeared. The Tories, learning the place of his retreat, were making arrangements to march upon his party. To avoid this difficulty he was carried by his men across Broad River into the vicinity of the Rev. Dr. Joseph Alexander, whose house, says Major McJunkin, was a real Lazaretto for the sick and wounded of our army.