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The Daily Dispatch: June 19, 1861., [Electronic resource], Ordnance Department, Richmond.Va.,may 26, 1861. (search)
e of the Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad was made to-day two miles beyond Vienna. which is fifteen miles North of Alexandria, the train being under charge of Col. Powers, accompanied by first Connecticut troops, under command of Brig. Gen. Tyler. It was reported that the fourth bridge out, recently constructed, was burnt last night; but all the bridges were found to be safe, and the train returned. When two miles this side of Vienna a man fired on the train from an ambush, wounding Gen. Busbee, of the Connectiont Light Guards. Gen. Tyler was standing beside the wounded man on an open car. The shot was evidently intended for him. The train was stopped as soon as possible, and the companies, divided, scoured the woods and searched the neighboring farm houses, etc., making the circuit of a mile.--Two men were arrested, named Walker and McMills, in the house of the latter. All the evidence that could be obtained tended towards criminating Walker, who, with the other prisoner a