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Arrival of Federal prisoners. --The Central train last Saturday afternoon brought six prisoners, captured on the 16th of October, near Harper's Ferry, by Col. Ashby's men. Their names are Beniah Pratt, corporal company A. 28th Pennsylvania regiment; Benjamin Beetman, Adam Beetman, John Beetman, Wm. Beetman, and John Cox, citizens of Jefferson county, Va., who have made themselves notorious by facilitating the enemy's operations on the border. This lot was in custody of a small detachment, under command of Capt. A. Taylor. The prisoners captured with the Federal steamer Fanny and in the engagement at Chickamacomico arrived on Saturday night by the Southern train, under a guard commanded by Col. John Mullin. The party is a large one, consisting of F. M. Peacock, lieutenant of the Fanny; Isaac W. Hart, lieutenant, C. H. Comley, sergeant-major, five sergeants, three corporals and fifty privates, of the 20th Indiana regiment; two corporals and nine privates of the 9th New York
From the Shenandoah valley. Federal operations — Harper's Ferry — the militia — a patriotic Lady, &c. [correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Charlestown, Jefferson Co., Va., October 14th, 1861. Our county seems destined to be harassed during the coming winter by the Northern vandals now stationed on our border, and our military force here is wholly insufficient to keep them in check; and unless vigorous measures are taken, and reinforcements under an able commander is immediately sent to our relief, they will, I fear, have gained a foothold upon our soil from which it will be impossible to dislodge them. Report says, that General Banks intends making Harper's Ferry his headquarters this winter, and their present movements seem to give some reliability to the rumor; the past week has been one of excitement and alarm, and for two or three nights the enemy succeeded in penetrating to within two or three miles of this place; but, by the vigilance of Colonel<
ns that the boy enlisted with the consent of his parents, he was remanded back to his company. I saw President Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln riding out this afternoon towards the Arsenal, which place they visited. General Scott is busily engaged at his headquarters during prescribed hours, and enjoys his usual good health. The pressure upon him, though much relieved, is still very great. The business on the railroad between Washington and Baltimore is daily increasing. The company is using every means in its power to accommodate this vast trade. The reconstruction of the Baltimore and Ohio track from Harper's Ferry to Cumberland is received with decided favor not only by Washingtonians, but by the Government. The Confederate prisoners here, amongst whom is George Howard, Esq., of Baltimore, are doing well. They have quite comfortable quarters. A good many sick and wounded Federal soldiers are being daily removed from the hospitals here to those in Baltimore.
r. For two weeks our force kept the "grand army" within good running distance of their fortifications, never loosing an occasion to give them a showing for a right. If one looks at the map of Virginia, he will see that the Potomac, from Harper's Ferry to a point tar below this, makes a curve outward, sweeping in its course by the cities of Georgetown, Washington, and Alexandria. Our forces are scattered from Dumfries to the Shenandoah. Draw a line through between the two points and it wiry goes, a march of this kind was never conducted more orderly, of with greater celerity, and I only wait to consult with educated army officers before giving my opinion of it as a military movement. Of the skirmishing in the vicinity of Harper's Ferry I cannot learn the particulars, and do not know to what extent the fight was carried. You will probably know more of it in Richmond than we do here. The batteries at Evansport and below are in fine condition, and have effectually blockaded