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Doc. 29.-the affair at Harper's Ferry, Va. Sandy Hook, Md., February 8, 1862. About seven yesterday morning a flag of truce was displayed in a landing-arch in the railroad wall, just above the recent Harper's Ferry bridge, where an angular flight of steps led from the town side of the stone embankment under the railroad track, to the river. The person waving the flag and calling for a boat to come over, was the only one in sight, and he was colored. A boat, with the ferryman, and a gentleman named Geo. Rohr, (a loyal Virginian, whose property had been destroyed because of his Union sentiments,) went over to respond to the summons of humanity. As the boat neared the arch, Rohr remarked to the ferryman that the man with the flag of truce was not a negro, but a white man painted. Nevertheless, it was decided to land and see what was wanted. The boat was pushed stern foremost into the arch, Rohr being seated in the stern. By the dim light it was discovered that the stair
, or could have desired a more gratifying display of coolness, skill and discipline. We have yet more work of the kind to accomplish, and will soon deliver another blow to crush the hydra of rebellion. From what I have already witnessed, I am sure that you will do it well. L. M. Goldsborough. Report of Col. Ferrero. I beg to submit the following as the report of the Fifty-first regiment N. Y.V.: I received an order from Gen. Reno, on the morning of Saturday, the eighth of February, 1862, at about half-past 7 o'clock, to form line on the right of the Second brigade. The regiment started at about eight o'clock A. M., in the rear of the First brigade. After having marched a distance of about half a mile, we met three companies of the Twenty-first Massachusetts. I halted my column, and allowed them to take their position. Following them on the main road up the island, and marching a distance of about half a mile, I received an order from Gen. Reno's aid to force ou