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The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry


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Washington Junction, 17th October, 1859.

W. P. Smith.

Hold train until Col. Lee comes to Relay. I will take them up with Engine 22, and keep out of the way of other trains. Col. Lee is the Commander of the expedition, by order Secretary of War.
G. F. GILBERT.

***

Baltimore, 11 A. M., October 17th, 1859.

J. T. Quynn,
Frederick.

If in time for mail west, let them go by all means, but do not send special train. They are arranging here for troops, and I will further notify you.
W. P. SMITH.

***

Baltimore, 11.30 A. M., October 17th, 1859.

J. T. Quynn,
Frederick.

The President asks that you will thank the Frederick Military for their prompt and acceptable tender of service, and says, we shall probably avail of their offer by joining the troops from Baltimore, should they go on Express train time this afternoon, of which you will soon be advised.
W. P. SMITH.

***

Adjutant General's Office,
Richmond, Oct. 17th.

Pres't B. & O. R. R. Co., Baltimore:

Two companies will leave here tomorrow morning for Harper's Ferry; have transportation for them. The Governor leaves tonight.
W. H. RICHARDSON,
Adjutant General.




ID:
wcjbi013

Page #:
13

Creator:
B. H. Richardson, Annapolis

Date:
1860

Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, WCFL

Original Size:
22 x 14 cms

Contributor:
Maryland. General Assembly. Senate, 1860.

Subject:
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.), History; John Brown's Raid, 1859.

Coverage:
Harpers Ferry (WV), Washington County (Md.), 1859

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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