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The Daily Dispatch: may 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], Affairs at
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Affairs at Harper' s Ferry. The correspondent of the Alexandria Gazette writes (May 13) as follows: Last night more troops arrived, with munitions of war. They are from the Southwestern po
Another squad of sixteen Baltimoreans passed through Frederick Saturday night on their way to Harper' s Ferry, and we encountered on the road yesterday, within five or six miles of the same place, men, and Charles and Prince George' s counties ditto.
The variety of uniforms to be met with at Harper' s Ferry is almost endless, embracing more styles than the "Regulation" book has recorded for a a la Garibaldi, and for the loose hunting shirt.
A very large portion of the Virginia troops at Harper' s Ferry are uniformed with the former, while not a few sturdy farmers may be seen with no other parison with the extent of the works, or with those left untouched.
Indeed, so slight has been the destruction at Harper' s Ferry, that the visitor is at first unable to detect the evidence of it.