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Week of June 12, 1861 - attempt to destroy dams 4 and 5


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ATTEMPT TO DESTROY DAMS.—

Information reached here that an attempt was made by the Virginia rebels, on Saturday and Sunday nights last, to destroy Dams No. 4 and 5 on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. At No. 5 they were met by the brave Guards of Clearspring, who, after considerable skirmishing, succeeded in repulsing them, killing one of their men. The rebels endeavored to blow up the dam by means of a blast, for which purpose they had procured four kegs of powder, but were driven off before they were able to injure it. At Dam No. 4 some damage was done to the Canal, but we learn none to the Dam itself. It is clearly the duty of every loyal citizen in the county to rally to the defence and protection of the property of the Canal Company.— The Canal cost the State of Maryland many mil lions of dollars, its trade and commerce are the life arteries of our people, and they must defend it at all hazards and every cost until the Government can relieve them. We understand that the firing was resumed at Dam No, 5 on Monday, but have not learned particulars.




ID:
wccw007

Creator:
Herald of Freedom & Torch Light

Date:
1861-06-12

Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library

Subject:
Hagerstown (Md.), Newspapers; Maryland, History, Civil War, 1861-1865

Coverage:
Washington County (Md.), 1861-1865

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

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