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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Second Virginia regiment of cavalry, C. S. A. a tribute to its discipline and efficiency, and defiant Resolutions passed by it February 28th, 1865. (search)
elf; of these, six were colored men. The venerable Judge Richard Parker, who presided at the trial, writes, of date February 19, 1889, as to this computation: There is at least doubt, as on the trial a witness proved he had counted the party as they crossed the bridge at the Ferry, and they were from seventy-five to one hundred in number, and another witness stated that he saw at least one hundred of them in the town-also Brown stated that he expected large reinforcements. On the 16th of October, with eighteen of his men, he proceeded to Harper's Ferry, broke down the Armory gate, and overpowered the watchman on duty. By midnight he had distributed his men as patrolmen over the village. He had sent out men to capture and bring in neighboring farmers with their negro slaves, and had a number of the citizens of the place as prisoners. When the citizens became informed of what had happened, they hastily armed themselves, and several volleys were exchanged, resulting in the ki
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.39 (search)
elf; of these, six were colored men. The venerable Judge Richard Parker, who presided at the trial, writes, of date February 19, 1889, as to this computation: There is at least doubt, as on the trial a witness proved he had counted the party as they crossed the bridge at the Ferry, and they were from seventy-five to one hundred in number, and another witness stated that he saw at least one hundred of them in the town-also Brown stated that he expected large reinforcements. On the 16th of October, with eighteen of his men, he proceeded to Harper's Ferry, broke down the Armory gate, and overpowered the watchman on duty. By midnight he had distributed his men as patrolmen over the village. He had sent out men to capture and bring in neighboring farmers with their negro slaves, and had a number of the citizens of the place as prisoners. When the citizens became informed of what had happened, they hastily armed themselves, and several volleys were exchanged, resulting in the ki