e scouts rendered it advisable to give way to the guerrilla army of plunderers.
Greencastle being but five miles north of the Maryland line, and in the direct route of the rebels, was naturally enough in the highest state of excitement on Sunday night and Monday morning. Exaggerated rumors had of course flooded them, and every half-hour a stampede was made before the imagined rebel columns.
Hon. John Rowe at last determined to reconnoitre, and he mounted a horse and started out toward Hagerstown.
A little distance beyond he was captured by a squad of rebels, and held until General Jenkins came up. Jenkins asked Rowe his name, and was answered correctly.
He subsequently asked Mr.----, who was with Rowe, what Rowe's name was, and upon being told that the name had been given to him correctly, he insisted that the Major had been an officer in the United States service.
Mr.----assured Jenkins that the Major had never been in the service, and he was satisfied.
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