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The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry

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Baltimore, October 19, 1859β€”10.30 A. M.

J. Donohoo,
Acting Agent at Harper's Ferry.

We are very anxious to get immediate, full, and reliable information about the present condition and prospects of our men who were injured in the late conflict. Will you see them all β€”at once make inquiries, and let me hear ? Should they want anything, you will at once advise me. Is Mr. Richardson dead ? How is Mr. Wollett ? If they are at Martinsburg, repeat this message there.


Harper's Ferry, October 19th, 1859β€”11.30 A. M.

W. P. Smith.

Mr. Richardson and Mr. Wollett are in Martinsburg. I am told by Mr. Winters, who saw them this morning, they are both comfortable and doing well. I have asked Mr. Gorton to let you know if they need anything.


Martinsburg, October 19th, 1859.

W. P. Smith.
Richardson and Wollett are both doing well, neither of them dangerously wounded. Wollett's wound is in the arm only, the bone is not injured, but the ball is not yet removed. Richardson will lose his eye, but the ball did not penetrate his head. They are both as comfortable, as can be under the circumstances.


Baltimore, October 19, 1859.

To John Donohoo,
Harper's Ferry.

As there is some uneasiness among our train men, it is desirable that they should be armed in moving over the road, near the Ferry. Ask Col. Lee to supply you with guns and ri-


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B. H. Richardson, Annapolis


Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, WCFL

Original Size:
22 x 14 cms

Maryland. General Assembly. Senate, 1860.

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

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

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

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