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Captain ward wounded.

“Men fell on both sides. A young lawyer then and now known as a quiet citizen, seized the flag of one of the companies and nearly tore it from its staff. He was shot through the thigh and was carried home apparently a dying man, but he survived to enter the army of the Confederacy, where he rose to the rank of captain, and he afterward returned to Baltimore.” This bold young lawyer was Captain Frank X. Ward. As the column of soldiers reached a point between Charles and Light streets Marshal Kane, by a bold and skillful movement, interposed a squad of policemen between the fleeing soldiers and their pursuers. This nearly ended the fight at this point, and the soldiers, under police protection, reached Camden Station without further damage. In the battle four soldiers had been killed and thirty-six wounded. Twelve citizens, including Robert W. Davis, who was shot by the soldiers from the cars as they were leaving for Washington, were killed. The number of citizens wounded was never known. The embarkation of the troops in the cars in Camden Station was attended by an angry demonstration, and only the presence of Marshal Kane with a police force prevented further bloodshed. The railroad tracks were obstructed, but the police removed the obstructions as fast as they were placed. The conduct of Mayor Brown in risking his life to defend the Northern troops was heroic, and his heroism was recognized in statements made by the officers of the Massachusetts regiment. Colonel Jones, in a letter to Marshal Kane, thanked him ‘for the Christian conduct of the authorities of Baltimore.’ Nothing could exceed the courage and skill with which Marshal Kane met the emergency with the small force under his command. When the troops reached Camden Station 130 were missing.


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