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The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry


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supply of provisions furnished my command, and the many other acts of courtesy extended by your road, through its gentlemanly officers. Very respectfully,
CHAS. C. EGERTON, JR.,
Gen'l Commanding 2d Light Brigade.
N. B. The above of course, does not include the U. S. Marines.

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October 28th, 1859.

Wm. P. Smith.

All quiet last night. Secretary of War Floyd was here from Washington, in consultation with Barbour. He is of the same opinion of yourself, that the men in the Government shops, should have protected the town.
A. P. SHUTT.

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Wm. Prescott Smith, Esq. ,

My Dear Sir:
This is the first moment of leisure I have found, to acknowledge receipt of your favor of the 25th ult., enclosing me important papers connected with the late outrage at Harper's Ferry.
I will take the best possible care of them, and do my utmost to return them safely, when the trials shall have been ended.
Necessarily, however, divers persons must have access to and handle them with the mass of other papers, received from other quarters, but I will endeavor to keep all safely. Very truly,
Your obedient servant,
ANDREW HUNTER.

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ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, Richmond, Va., 9th November, 1859.

John W. Garrett, Esq.,
President of the B. & O. R. R. Co.

We are sending off public arms to different points for protection—some of them via steamer to Baltimore, to go thence by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. May I ask your particu-




ID:
wcjbi039

Page #:
39

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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Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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