the morning of April 19, for they had heard of the destruction of the armory and arsenal at Harper's Ferry the night before.
At near noon the Massachusetts troops arrived, and the excitement was intes out of Baltimore, excepting the one that kept up a communication with the Confederates at Harper's Ferry, were destroyed, and thus all communication by telegraph and railway between Washington and rom Baltimore) and hold it, so as to cut the Confederates off from facile communication with Harper's Ferry.
The permission was granted.
What are the powers of a general commanding a department?
as arrest Confederates in and out of Baltimore, to prevent armed bodies from joining those at Harper's Ferry, and to look after a quantity of gunpowder said to be stored in a church in Baltimore.
Towa Light Artillery with two cannons — about 1,000 men in all — were put on cars headed towards Harper's Ferry.
The train moved up the Patapsco Valley about 2 miles, and then backed slowly to the relay