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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 16: Secession of Virginia and North Carolina declared.--seizure of Harper's Ferry and Gosport Navy Yard.--the first troops in Washington for its defense. (search)
was the intention of the Government to arm them with muskets from Harper's Ferry, but the armory there was destroyed that very evening. I am indebted to Francis B. Wallace, Esq., editor of the Miner's Journal, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, for the facts concerning this movement of Pennsylvania troops, and also for the muster-roll of the five companies who so patriotically hastened to the defense of the Capital. Mr. Wallace was an officer of the Washington Artillery Company, and was a participant in the exciting-scenes of a three months campaign. It is believed by the best informed, that these troops arrived just in time to awe the conspirators and theigton Artillery Company, of Pottsville. officers and non-commissioned officers.--Captain, James Wren; First Lieutenant, David A. Smith; Second Lieutenant, Francis B. Wallace; Second-Second Lieutenant, Philip Nagle; First Sergeant, Henry C. Russel; Second Sergeant, Joseph A. Gilmour; Third Sergeant, Cyrus Sheetz; Fourth Serge