Meanwhile the peasants' militia had been destroyed when they loyally opposed the Guangxi mutineers .
In the ensuing counteroffensive, four soldiers were killed and four mutineers were beaten to death after being captured.
In any case, the insurrection ended with negotiations and, without a shot being fired, the mutineers returned to their barracks with their weapons and explosives.
Pitcairn Island was discovered in 1767 by the British and settled in 1790 by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.
Or they were acting on their own authority, in which case they are the equivalent of mutineers , deserters, or traitors in the field.
There had been a mutiny on board, and the mutineers had taken the ship off in search of a fabled lost civilization.
Her mission had started two years previously when she left Britain with orders to arrest the mutineers .
And, to our immense relief, the traitorous mutineers left for Petrograd.
The first Europeans to spy its jagged, jungle-clad peaks and encircling reef were the mutineers of HMS Bounty.
But she said the mutineers would still face court-martial proceedings.