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The Daily Dispatch: August 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], The enemy's Raid upon Frederick Hall. (search)
nstrument, and communicated with the Richmond office. It appears that the enemy came to Fredericks Hall with a force of about 1,500, consisting of cavalry, infantry, and artillery. They destroyed all the Government stores found in the depot, (which we understand were of no great value,) cut down the water tanks, and broke the pumps, but did not burn any of the company's buildings. A good deal of property belonging to the citizens was destroyed, and some thirty negroes were carried off. N. W. Harris, tobacco manufacturer, estimates his loss at #2,000. The damage to the railroad track was slight, and has been repaired. The telegraph operator at the station left with his instruments before the enemy arrived. The cavalry, which was the same that burnt the buildings at Beaver Dam, said their next trip would be to Tolersville, about six miles beyond. The party was led by a negro, who ran away from his owner, Mr. S. C. Tally, at Frederick's Hall, and who took a very active part in the