previous next
[94] Four Union prisoners, captured near Carlisle, were brought into town under guard, when the two young ladies above named stepped into the street and presented each prisoner with a bouquet, tied with red, white, and blue.

In passing through Maryland the rebel army lost large numbers by desertion, the most of them being Virginians and North-Carolinians, while some few were Northern men and foreigners. When the Union cavalry entered the town several rebel soldiers came in and gave themselves up.

After the passage of Longstreet's corps every thing remained quiet until Sunday, when, about six o'clock in the evening, thirteen cavalrymen belonging to a New-York regiment made a dash into town, and, with the assistance of the Union boys of the town, who ran to the confederate hospital and seized the muskets there stored, they succeeded in capturing quite a number of prisoners, among them a rebel mail-carrier and his mail. Chaplain Dabney Ball, (formerly pastor of Wesley Chapel in Washington,) who was in town, made his escape by jumping from his horse and taking to the fields. His horse was secured by a smart little fellow named Richard Boward, who rode the horse to Frederick, and handed it over to the military.

Again, on Monday last, twenty men of the Fifth regulars made a dash into town and captured eleven stragglers, two carbines, four muskets, and four horses. This command took breakfast at the Washington House, kept by Harry Yingling, a well-known rebel sympathizer, and who has been taking rebel scrip from the confederates for bills contracted. It was suggested to the officer in charge that he should pay his bill with the same kind of money, and the “gray-backs” being furnished him by a citizen, he paid Harry off in his own coin.

And again, on Tuesday morning, our men made another dash, and captured eleven prisoners and two horses. The rebels, hearing of this, came over in force from Williamsport, but our men had made their escape with their prisoners.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Harry Yingling (1)
Virginians (1)
Longstreet (1)
Richard Boward (1)
Dabney Ball (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: