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The Daily Dispatch: March 14, 1862., [Electronic resource], One hundred and twenty-five Dollars reward. (search)
r's Ferry and Hancock, a distance of about thirty miles. They had previously reconstructed that portion between Cumberland and Hancock, a distance of about forty miles. It was on this portion of the road that the bridges had been destroyed over Patterson's creek, the south branch of the Potomac, and the Great and Little Cacapon rivers, all of which were large and costly structures, and all of which were promptly rebuilt by the company as soon as the enemy had left them. The bridge over PattersPatterson's creek, one hundred and forty-four feet long, with high trestle-work, was rebuilt in forty hours, at a time when the most important military operations depended on the celerity with which the bridge could be rendered passable. For this great service the officers of the company received the hearty thanks of the War Department. During the last two weeks the railroad company have succeeded in making a complete and minute survey of the whole road from Harper's Ferry to Hancock, which has