ily terminated with the year 1862.
Gov. Hicks, of Maryland, made at first no direct, but several indirect, responses to the President's call.
He issued, on the 18th, a Proclamation, assuring the people of Maryland of his desire to preserve the honor and integrity of the State, and to maintain within her limits, that peace so e7th, the Sixth Massachusetts--the first full regiment that responded to the call — started from Boston by rail, leaving the Fourth all but ready to follow.
On the 18th, more Pennsylvania Volunteers, including an artillery company, reported at Washington, having that day passed through Baltimore — mauger the Governor's and Mayor'snoon on the 19th, utterly unsuspecting and unprepared for the reception that awaited them.
But the Secessionists of Baltimore had been intensely excited, on the 18th, by the arrival of emissaries from Charlestown, Va., instructed to exact not only pledges but guarantees from the managers of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad that
saw, on the Osage, some eighty miles south-west.
Fifteen miles north of that place, at Camp Cole, a half-organized regiment of Unionists, under Capt. Cook, was asleep in two barns, with no pickets out save northward, when, during the night of the 18th, they were surprised by a Rebel force from the southward, under Col. O'Kane, and utterly routed — being unable to offer any serious resistance.
Capt. Cook and a portion of his followers barely escaped with their lives
It seems to be pretty wel0 killed and 120 wounded.
Gen. Fremont, who had good reason to believe that Sturgis had already reenforced Mulligan, and that Lane and Pope had done or would do so that day, enabling him to hold his position, directed Davis by telegraph, on the 18th, to push forward 5,000 men to the crossing of Lamine Creek by the Pacific Railroad, with a view to intercept Price's retreat at the Osage.
Late on the 22d, he received from Pope the sad tidings of Mulligan's surrender; and, on the 27th, he left S