n a hill to the east of and commanding the city.
Two discharges of their cannon soon convinced us that we were in the power of the enemy, and sent the worn out cavalry and remaining railroad trains "skedaddling" to points of safety.
The stores were speedily closed up, and our business places soon assumed a Sabbath aspect.
Presently two gray-backs, bearing a flag of truce, appeared on Baltimore street. This was responded to by a deputation of citizens, with a similar flag, headed by Valentine A. Buckley, Esq., acting Mayor.
The result of the consultation was that the citizens and all private property was to be strictly respected, and that all necessary articles taken were to be paid or receipted for. In a short time the enemy entered the city, their first business, apparently, being to secure all the horses they could find, which was a very small number, and they of an inferior quality, the precaution having been taken the day previous to remove the most valuable ones.
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