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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 10 10 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 7 7 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 3 3 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 23, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 8: Soldier Life and Secret Service. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 2 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 1 1 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 1 1 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 5, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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The fight at Harper's Ferry.[Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Charlestown, Jefferson Co., Va., October 19th, 1861. The anniversary of the attack on Harper's Ferry, by old Ossawattomic Brown, which may be said to be the beginning of this terrible war, in which we are now engaged, was celebrated on Tuesday last (the 16th) by a very spirited fight, between Col. Ash by and those under his command, numbering about 500, and a body of Federalists, supposed to be 1,000 strong. As I told you in a former letter, the enemy had taken possession of a hill two miles this side of the Ferry, upon which they had erected fortifications. Col. Ash by having received information, through a courier, that a considerable force, with several pieces of cannon, would march from Leesburg and take possession of the Loudoun heights, in order to assist him in driving the enemy from their stronghold, made preparations to commence the attack on this side of the town. These intentions becoming g
From the Border. fight near Harper's Ferry--the Yankees Repulsed — the Ferry evacuated &c., &c. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Shepherdstown, Jefferson Co., Va., October 19th, 1861. On last Wednesday, the 16th inst., the loud-mouthed cannon echoed and reverberated throughout this section of the Confederacy, plainly telling us that "grim visaged war" had commenced hostile operations along the border. Some 1,500 of the enemy had crossed the Potomac (in scows) at Harper's Ferry, marched out on the Charlestown turnpike, about three miles, and entrenched themselves on Allstadt's hill. Col. Ashby being apprized of the fact, marched with some 500 men, principally Virginia militia, and two pieces of artillery, and took a position on a hill, having full view of the enemy. About sunrise on the 16th, the gallant Colonel opened the ball by letting loose his "dogs of war"--one a 24-pounder, which played havoc with Yankee fortifications. The fight lasted abo
sm which proved an incalculable benefit. Gen. Hill speaks of her as having saved our army from destruction, and she truly deserves the tribute accorded her by the gallant North Carolinians. Deprived of her little possessions, and driven from her home by the ruthless invaders, she hopefully looks forward to the day when a complete triumph of Southern arms shall reward the efforts of our patriotic men, and punish the outrages of a wicked and unprincipled Government: York County, Oct. 19, 1861. Gen. D. H. Hill, Cols. C. C. Lee, and James H. Lane, and members of the 1st Regiment N. C. Vols. Gentlemen: In acknowledging the reception of your kind favor, I scarce know how to thank you. To have contributed the humblest service to your gallant regiment in their glorious achievement at Bethel would ever have given me the most intense gratification, but to have won the approval of brave men — to be deemed by them not unworthy this generous evidence of their kindness — will alwa