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The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry


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you to instruct the commander of the United States Troops to pursue the outlaws with all the force under his command until they are captured.
J.W. GARRETT, President B. & O. R. Co.

***

past 6 A. M., Richmond, 18th of October, 1859.

To the President of the B. & O. B. B. Co.:

Five companies volunteers, three hundred men, left here on the train for Harper's Ferry this morning; please have cars for them. The Governor left here with a detachment last night.
W. H. RICHARDSON.
Adjutant General.

***

Baltimore, 18th October.

General J. W. Watkins, &c.:

General Steuart, by request of Gov. Wise, of Va., directs that you immediately prepare the largest cavalry force at your command, to leave by the train starting from Camden station, at four o'clock and five minutes this afternoon, with horses and full equipments.
J. W. GARRETT,
Pres't B. & O. R. R. Co.

***

Gen. G. H. Steuart:

Your dispatch received. A handsome and well equipped body of cavalry promptly responded to your order, are now at Camden Station prepared and anxious to proceed for service.
I have advised Gen. Watkins of your countermand and they will accordingly be dismissed.
JOHN W. GARRETT, Pres't.




ID:
wcjbi018

Page #:
18

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

 
 
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100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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