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Capture of Harper's Ferry — the battle in Maryland.
From the moment that our armies testified their great superiority to the Yankees at Bethel and Manassas, we saw and said that their true policy was to assume the offensive, and never to departhree corps, commanded by Generals Jackson, Longstreet and Hill.
Of these corps Jackson's was engaged in the siege of Harper's Ferry, and the other two covered his operations.
Conceiving it to be of great importance to raise the siege and to relieve.
The first we hear of him is at Boonsborough, in Washington county, which is nearly equidistant from Fredericktown, Harper's Ferry, and Hagerstown, being between twelve and fifteen miles from each, and lying a little north of west from the first, nn almost unparalleled lustre on the Confederate arms.
In the battle of Boonsborough, or in the operations before Harper's Ferry, (it seems to be uncertain which,) Gen. Samuel Garland was killed.
He was but thirty years old, and was one of the m