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Tow boy killed in skirmish, 1861


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A Brisk Skirmish.— We learn that a spirited skirmish took place on Friday last, between the rebels at Shepherdstown, and the Federal troops stationed opposite the town on the Maryland side. The troops fired at each other across the river first with small arms, and then with cannon. When the rebels commenced firing with a cannon, our troops procured two old six pounders from Sharpsburg, and planted them on the borders of the river, and returned the fire with vigor, sending balls and other missiles into the town, which soon put the enemy to flight, and terminated the engagement. On our side a tow boy on the Canal was killed, but none of the troops were hurt; on theirs it is believed that several were killed and wounded.



ID:
wcco289

Creator:
Herald of Freedom & Torch Light

Date:
1861-09-18

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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