--The Lynchburg Virginian learns from a friend, that has just arrived from Harper's Ferry
, that the Yankees
keep up a fire daily, from the Maryland
shore, upon the citizens of that place.
They shoot at men, women and children, indiscriminately.
A few days since, they shot a little girl, causing, fortunately, only a flesh wound.
Some little boys that were aping the military in the streets, were fired upon for half an hour, Dr. N. Marmion
, the most venerable physician in the town, (a son-in-law to the inventor of Hall
's breech-loading rifle, and brother-in-law of Hon. W. P. Hall
, the Lincoln Lieut. Gov.
,) was shot as he was riding along the road, and only escaped by deserting his horse.
His houses the old Wager Mansion on the hill, was since fired into.
The citizens appointed a committee to remonstrate with the Federal
officers upon the subject, who promised a correction; but the practice is still continued.--These are the barbarians that are to win us back to the ‘"paternal Government."’