Tarleton Grills Young En Route

Tarleton Grills Young En Route

“After we had proceeded some distance,” says Major Young, “Col. Tarleton sent for me and I rode with him several miles. He questioned me about our force and whether Morgan had not received reinforcements on the night before. I told him,” said the Major, “that we had not been reinforced, but that Morgan was in hourly expectation of new recruits. This last,” said he, “was false, but I wished to alarm them as much as possible.”

There was another prisoner along, taken at the same time with Mr, Young, named Deshazes. The two got together and determined to escape if possible during the night, which was now approaching. A British dragoon agreed to desert with them. About dark they reached Hamilton’s Ford on Broad River. Here a scene of great confusion took place about taking the river. In the midst of the dispute Young and Deshazes rode into the woods and remained quiet until the British were gone. They then struck across Pacolet River and got among friends. Mr. Young presently recovered from his wounds and entered the service of his country again. He still lives, one of the very few surviving members of the Revolution.