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The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry

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Harper's Ferry, Nov. 21, 1859.

R, A. Caskie, Charlestown.

We will send a Train to Charlestown in the morning, at 9 A. M., to receive your troops, and will arrange for you and the troops at Harper's Ferry to leave here to make the connections with the Alexandria and Richmond Roads.


Baltimore, Nov. 21st, 1859.

To A. P. Shutt, Harper's Ferry :

The Petersburg troops with Artillery are on our Mail West, which has eleven cars, leaving Relay but ten minutes late. Troops number nearly 200. Get copy to-day's American from train and mark it for Gov. Wise with my respects. The leading editorial seems to represent his views at length.


November 21, 1859.

To W. P. Smith, Monocacy,

All has quieted down here. We have a company of sixty men from Richmond here, seventy-five of the same troops was detached for duty at Martinsburg, by Gov. Wise; I sent them on by Express last night. I will keep account and report to you of services rendered. The Trains all pass here, near or on time. We have all the people of the town at the Station, on the arrival of the trains, but very orderly. Charlestown at this time is quite a military post and can make quite a respectable show of Virginia troops.


Baltimore, Nov. 21st, 1859—6 o'clock P. M.

Hon. Henry A. Wise, Governor of Virginia,
Charlestown, Va.

Our President, Mr. Garrett, requests me to advise you of his regret at the double annoyance of failing to receive the message, which you intended for him, and his inability, on that account, either to get us to make the necessary preparations for you, or to


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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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