ein acts of violence and spoliation were not perpetrated by soldiers on the defenseless inhabitants of the country.
But that the commanders on our side, and, in fact, on both sides, were generally earnest and vigilant in repressing and punishing these excesses, is the simple truth, which should be asserted and insisted on for the honor of our country and her people.
Gen. Robert Patterson, with about 20,000 men, broke camp at Chambersburg, June 7th, and advanced to Hagerstown, while Col. Lew. Wallace, on his right, took quiet possession of Cumberland, and made a dash upon Romney, which he easily captured.
Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, 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 Winchester and Leesburg, after having destroyed the armory and shops at the Ferry — the machinery having been already sent off to Richmond.
The Chesapeake Canal and the
rancis P. Blair, Samuel S. Blair, Blake, Buffinton, Chamberlain, Clark, Colfax, Frederick A. Conkling, Covode, Duell, Edwards, Eliot, Fenton, Fessenden, Franchot, Frank, Granger, Gurley, Hanchett, Harrison, Hutchins, Julian, Kelley, Francis W. Kellogg, William Kellogg, Lansing, Loomis, Lovejoy, McKean. Mitchell, Justin S. Morrill, Olin, Pot-ter, Alex. H. Rice, Edward H. Rollins, Sedgwick, Sheffield, Shellabarger, Sherman, Sloan, Spaulding, Stevens, Benj. F. Thomas, Train, Van Horne, Verree, Wallace, Charles W. Walton, E. P. Walton, Wheeler, Albert S. White, and Windom--60.
Nays--Messrs. Allen, Ancona, Joseph Baily, George H. Browne, Burnett, Calvert, Cox, Cravens, Crisfield, Crittenden, Diven, Dunlap, Dunn, English, Fouke, Grider, Haight, Hale, Harding, Holman, Horton, Jackson, Johnson, Law, May, McClernand, McPherson, Mallory, Menzies, Morris, Noble, Norton, Odell, Pendleton, Porter, Reid, Robinson, James S. Rollins, Sheil, Smith, John B. Steele, Stratton, Francis Thomas, Vallandi
ndary between West and Old Virginia, 527; the President's Message with regard to, 557.
See West Virginia, Norfolk, Bethel, Bull Run, etc.
voyages, Ocean, by 8th Census, 23.
Wade, B. F., of Ohio, 231; 232; speech, 375-6.
Walker, Mr., of Wisc., 172; 195.
Walker, Robert J., Governor of Kansas, 249.
Walker, L. P., of Ala., 312; 313; withdraws at Charleston, 314; speech after fall of Sumter, 458; 632.
Walker, William, his invasion of Nicaragua, and his death, 276-7.
Wallace, Col. Lewis, 535.
Walworth, R. H., at Tweddle Hall, 393-4.
Washburne, Mr., of Ill., 305; 560.
Washington, George, letter to Laurens, 19; 42; 43; letters to Lafayette, 51; 81; 82; 83; his fair dealing with the Indians, 102; 254; his Foreign Policy, 264; citation from his Farewell Address, 266; allusion to, 515.
Washington, Col. John A., captured by Brown's men, 290; 293: killed at Cheat Mountain, 526.
Washington City, 407 ; frauds of Floyd and Baily at, 410-11; arrival of Col.