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The Daily Dispatch: November 11, 1861., [Electronic resource] 7 1 Browse Search
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ed with poles, a very difficult process in so swift a current. Gallant conduct of the Adjutant General. Captain Frederick Harvie, Assistant Adjutant General of the brigade, was among the last to cross, and when he did so the black woods on tere of no service. Our men, however, had gallantly defended them from the enemy, and still held them in possession. Captain Harvie loaded one of them twice, and fired into the enemy, with his own hands. Finding it impossible to save the guns, and le service to the Southern oligarchy. I suppose they got the 32-pounder. Finding further resistance impossible, Captain Harvie called the little band around him and proposed to send a flag of truce and surrender as prisoners of war. This was assented to, when Captain Harvie added, "I cannot swim; if I could I would not surrender. While the flag of truce goes out, all who prefer the chances of swimming the Potomac to becoming prisoners, can do so." He then fixed a white handkerchief on a b