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tes that an insurrection has broken out at Harper's Ferry, where an armed band of Abolitionists havek. It is apprehended that the affair at Harper's Ferry is more serious than our citizens seem wil been received from Monocacy, this side of Harper's Ferry: The Mail Agent on the western-bound ttelligence was that of blank incredulity. Harper's Ferry being the seat of a National Armory, at whldren, of whom three sons were with him at Harper's Ferry, two of whom lost their lives there, and ty prophecy, found among the manuscripts at Harper's Ferry — is a brief and clear statement of John Be your own, then make sure work of it. Harper's Ferry was then a village of some five thousand ihe passenger train that sped eastward from Harper's Ferry, by Brown's permission, in the early morni about his premises; but, if so, why seize Harper's Ferry at all? At all events, if his doom was ed false; saying he had never sent Cook to Harper's Ferry, as he had stated. He handed a quarter to[12 more...]
d repudiated. Thus, amid great confusion, Mr. Clark carried the point he was aiming at; and the House, after one more refusal — Yeas 113; Nays 115--consented to adjourn at a little past two o'clock, without taking a second ballot for Speaker. In the Senate, also, Slavery agitation was commenced from the Democratic side, even before that body had been fairly organized, by a resolve, introduced by Mr. Mason, of Virginia, calling for the most elaborate inquiry into the recent tragedy at Harper's Ferry, and requiring the Select Committee thereon to report what legislation may, in their opinion, be necessary for the future preservation of the peace of the country, etc.; and hereupon the Senate plunged into a discussion, which lasted several days. Mr. Clark, in like manner, resumed his dissertation on Helper immediately on the assembling of the House next morning, having all manner of documents read from the Clerk's desk; and spinning out his remarks to the utmost length. When he had
world. Add to these the Army of the Frontier, with all its arms, munitions, trains, animals, and provisions, with the Southern revenue-cutters, Mints, Custom-Houses, Sub-Treasuries, etc. (over half a million of dollars in gold having been seized in that at New Orleans alone); and it may be safely estimated that the Rebellion had possessed itself of Thirty Millions' worth of Federal property before Mr. Buchanan left the White House; which was increased to Forty Millions by the seizure of Harper's Ferry Arsenal, and the Norfolk Navy Yard, with its ships of war, munitions, and two thousand cannon, before a single blow was struck on the side of the Union. The Convention of South Carolina called, December 27th. on motion of Mr. R. Barnwell Rhett, a Convention of such slaveholding States as should, meantime, have seceded from the Union, to meet at Montgomery, Alabama, February 4th, which was acceded to. The Convention took place accordingly, and a provisional framework of governmen
d muster in motion to seize the Federal Navy Yard at Norfolk (Portsmouth) and the Arsenal at Harper's Ferry. As the news of the attack on Sumter flashed over the country, an intense and universal etheir main line, and that no munitions should be removed thereon from the Federal Arsenal at Harper's Ferry! In case of their refusal, their great bridge over the Potomac at that point should be blowxt morning that Lieut. Jones, who was in charge of the Federal Arsenal and other property at Harper's Ferry, with barely forty-five regulars, learning that a force of 2,500 Virginia Militia was advancorce of rebel Virginians — said to be 5,000 strong — who had been suddenly pushed forward to Harper's Ferry, and who, though not in season to secure the arms and munitions there deposited, threatened ederick — far from any Union force, but within easy striking distance of the Confederates at Harper's Ferry. Gov. Hicks, in his Message (April 27th), recapitulated most of the facts just related, addi<
he Union. Within twenty-four hours after the vote of the Convention to secede, and while that vote was still covered by an injunction of secrecy, they had set on foot expeditions for the capture of the Federal Arsenal, arms and munitions, at Harper's Ferry, as also for that of the Norfolk Navy Yard. So early as the night of the 16th, the channel of Elizabeth River, leading up from Hampton Roads to Norfolk, was partially obstructed in their interest by sinking two small vessels therein, with iny the Convention in the name of the people of Virginia, with the Confederate States of the South, by which the latter were bound to march to the aid of our State against the invasion of the Federal Government. And we have now in Virginia, at Harper's Ferry and at Norfolk, in face of the common foe, several thousands of the gallant sons of South Carolina, of Alabama, of Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi, who hastened to fulfill the covenant they made, and are ready and eager to lay down their l
ose who consider the division of Virginia a usurpation and an outrage. All direct communication between Western Virginia and Washington was, and remained, interrupted for some weeks after the primary Night of April 18th. Rebel foray on Harper's Ferry. The Rebels remained in force at that point, completely controlling travel and transportation on the Baltimore and Ohio road. They finally obstructed that road altogether by destroying May 16th. several bridges farther west; continuing to hold and to strengthen their position at Harper's Ferry. Two companies of Confederate or State militia entered the village of Clarksburg, the capital of Harrison county, on the 20th, but found themselves speedily outnumbered by the Union militia of that place, on whose demand they surrendered their arms and dispersed without a contest. Although some thousands of West Virginians had volunteered to fight for the Union, none of them were encamped on the soil of their State until after the elec
current throughout the month of May, countenanced by the fact that Maryland Hights, opposite Harper's Ferry, were held by Johnston through most of that month, while a considerable force appeared opposhnston, commanding the Rebels, burned the bridge at Point of Rocks on the 7th, and evacuated Harper's Ferry on the 14th, destroying the superb railway bridge over the Potomac. He retreated upon WinchHagerstown. The Rebels at once returned to the river, completing the work of destruction at Harper's Ferry, and conscripting Unionists as well as Confederates to fill their ranks. Patterson recrosseignant about it, and so were all my officers and men; so much so that when, subsequently, at Harper's Ferry, Patterson came by my camp, there was a universal groan — against all discipline, of course, useless, until the 22d; when, learning of the disaster at Bull Run, he fell back hastily to Harper's Ferry; On the day of McDowell's advance to Centerville, and of the collision at Blackburn's For
rkansas chose Representatives to Congress in 1860; and these renounced their seats by open and active adhesion to the Southern Confederacy. In the Senate, the four States first named were fully represented; while Andrew Johnson was present from Tennessee, making 44 in all. Western Virginia had chosen three members at the regular State election in April, while another had been elected by a light vote, either then or subsequently, from the district lying along the Potomac, above and below Harper's Ferry. Of Representatives, 157 in all answered to their names at the first call. Galusha A. Grow [Republican], of Pennsylvania, was chosen Speaker, and Emerson Etheridge [Bell-Everett], of Tennessee, Clerk of the House. John W. Forney [Douglas], of Pennsylvania, was soon afterward elected Clerk of the Senate. President Lincoln's Message was transmitted to both Houses on the following day. It was largely devoted to a recital of occurrences already narrated. It did not distinctly avow that
airfax Court House on the 17th of October; the Confederates recoiling without firing a shot to Centerville and Manassas. On the 16th, Gen. Geary, under orders from Gen. Banks, in Maryland, advanced to and captured Bolivar Hights, overlooking Harper's Ferry. Leesburg, the capital of Loudoun county, Va., was mistakenly reported evacuated by the Confederates on the 17th; Gen. McCall, with a considerable Union force, moving up the right bank of the Potomac to Dranesville, whence his scouts were puhis army; while the Rebels impudently obstructed the navigation of the lower Potomac, on one hand, by batteries erected at commanding points on the Virginia shore, while the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was dismantled and obstructed by them at Harper's Ferry and further west on the other; leaving the city of Washington, as well as his vast army, dependent on the single track of the Branch Rail-road for all their subsistence and supplies, throughout the tedious Winter that followed. The Confede
o Canada; his Constitution, 287-8; goes to Harper's Ferry, 289; captures the Arsenal, 290-91; the fi298; executed,299. Coppoc, escapes from Harper's Ferry, 299. Corcoran, Col. Michael, 533; wounct with Gen. Price; is superseded, 491. Harper's Ferry, 414; arsenal fired and evacuated, 462; ev27. Johnston, Gen. Joseph E., evacuates Harper's Ferry, etc., 535; is left at liberty to reinforcy Summit, 527. Jones, Lieut., evacuates Harper's Ferry, 642. Jones, sheriff Samuel J., a Bordeginia, 525-6. Leeman, Wm. H., killed at Harper's Ferry, 292. Leigh, Benj. Watkins, Comm'r to Sery riots at, 126. Newby, D., killed at Harper's Ferry, 292. New Hampshire, 20; slave populatiimony, 536 to 538; Patterson falls back to Harper's Ferry and is superseded, 539; Gen. Scott's dispaise, 801. Stevens, Aaron D., wounded at Harper's Ferry, 292; 294; 298; is executed, 299. Stevesent to Baltimore, 462; State troops seize Harper's Ferry, 462; she threatens Western Maryland, 468;[5 more...]