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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reunion of the Virginia division army of Northern Virginia Association (search)
at either point. Notwithstanding this, although Burnside obtained possession of Hagans by noon on the 13th, before Walker had occupied Loudoun Heights, or McLaws had taken Maryland Heights, no attemp is recorded to have been made by either force to communicate by signal with the other during the half of the day so pregnant with fate for the garrison at Harpers Ferry. McClellan fired signal guns incessantly from the head of his relieving columns. They produced the impression upon Miles and White at Harpers Ferry of heavy cannonading, and a great battle somewhere, and scared them so badly that when the attack was really made upon them, they surrendered a strong position without striking a blow in its defence. Stuart held tenaciously to his ground until driven from position to position by infantry, and after midday of the 13th, he drew back to the pass in the South Mountain, where the National road passes over it. He found the pass occupied by D. H. Hill, and turned Hampton off to
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The last chapter of the history of Reconstruction in South Carolina. (search)
ir ability, against the violence of an infuriate mob. Meanwhile the escort of Sawyer and Rivers did not desert their charge. Finding it impossible to carry them to their homes, as originally proposed, they escorted them in safety to the citadel and put them under the protection of the United States troops. The few whites who were yet unable either to control or resist the mob, made their escape from the scene as best they could. For several hours the streets were in possession of the mob. White men, utterly ignorant and unsuspicious of trouble, who happened to come upon them, were maltreated-aye, so far did their madness extend that in the upper part of the town if a white face was seen at a window it became the mark at which the pistols of the savages were directed. Where, then, were the white people, that the blacks were thus suffered to retain undisputed possession of the town? It was the dead of night, and the people, unsuspicious of any danger, had gone to their beds. It
amined and acquitted, none of the evidence tending to criminate him. Patrick Holland was required to give $200 security to keep the peace towards his wife, who accused him of beating her without cause. The case of Madison Griffin, charged with a forgery, whereby he obtained $15 from Richard Reins, was heard and again continued, the principal witness being still absent. George R. Courtney, a soldier, arrested by the watch for drunkenness, was charged with stealing a coat from Jack White, a runaway negro, confined in the same cell of the cage with him. The Mayor sent him to the Provost Marshal. Joseph Cregar was arraigned for the murder of Michael Horan. The affair, which has often been alluded to in the papers, occurred a few weeks age at a place in Henrico a short distance from the corporation line. The witnesses, who had testified on former occasions, when other parties were brought up for the murder, did not answer to their names when called, and it was stated i
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