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Yankee operations on the Border. (search)
Yankee operations on the Border. We have recently met and converted with a gentlemen who has of late had an opportunity of witnessing some of the operation of Lincoln's minions in the counties bordering on the Potomac. This gentleman came through from Baltimore, and was detained several days at Harper's Ferry and Charlestown, from which latter point he seceded in running the blockade, and made his way safely into our liner. He says that a proclamation has been issued, by order of Gen. Schenck, requiring all persons in Loudoun and Jefferson counties to take the oath, or to be sent out of the enemy's lines. Whilst at Harper's Ferry he saw the oath administered to children not over fourteen years of age. At Charlestown they had just established a Provost Guard, and it was expected that all the inhabitants there would be required to take the oath or leave their homes. During the stay of our interment at Harper's Ferry, a number of ladies from Baltimore passed through that place w