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A Brilliant March.

We doubt whether the history of war shows a finer specimen of military ardor than the splendid march over the mountains of our force at Harper's Ferry when told that the enemy was at Shepherdstown. Eleven miles in two hours and a half, over a mountain country, through a terrific thunder and hail storm, in search of an enemy, certainly shows that the spirit is willing and the flesh is not weak. We venture to predict that whenever cur unerring riflemen do get sight of a foe, they will make a mark not only upon the living target, but deep, indelible and beautiful, upon the page of history.

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