them a short distance, assuring him that he would protect them, and begging him not to let the men fire; but the Mayor's patience was soon exhausted, and he seized a musket from the hands of one of the men, and killed a man therewith; and a policeman, who was in advance of the column, also shot a man with a revolver.
They at last reached the cars, and they started immediately for Washington.
On going through the train, found there were about one hundred and thirty missing, including the band and field-music.
Our baggage was seized, and we have not as yet been able to recover any of it. I have found it very difficult to get reliable information in regard to the killed and wounded, but believe there were only three killed.
Here follows a list of the killed and wounded, which was incomplete and incorrect.
As the men went into the cars, I caused the blinds to the cars to be closed, and took every precaution to prevent any shadow of offence to the people of Baltimore; but still the stones flew thick and fast into the train, and it was with the utmost difficulty that I could prevent the troops from leaving the cars, and revenging the death of their comrades.
After a volley of stones, some one of the soldiers fired, and killed a Mr. Davis, who, I ascertained by reliable witnesses, threw a stone into the car. Yet that did not justify the firing at him; but the men were infuriated beyond control.
On reaching Washington, we were quartered at the Capitol, in the Senate Chamber, and all are in good health and spirits.
I have made every effort to get possession of the bodies of our comrades, but have not yet succeeded.
Should I succeed, I shall forward them to Boston, if practicable; otherwise, shall avail myself of a kind offer of George Woods, Esq., who has offered me a prominent lot in the Congressional Burying-ground for the purpose of interment.
We were this day mustered into the United-States service, and will forward the rolls at first opportunity after verification.
It appears, that, on arriving at the Susquehanna
, they overtook a Pennsylvania regiment, called ‘Small
's Brigade,’ having about a thousand unarmed and ununiformed men, on their way to Washington
These made the train very heavy, and caused a change of the order in which the cars containing the Sixth were arranged when the regiment left Philadelphia
This was not known until afterwards; it interfered with previous orders, and accounts in a degree for the separation of the regiment in