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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 16: Secession of Virginia and North Carolina declared.--seizure of Harper's Ferry and Gosport Navy Yard.--the first troops in Washington for its defense. (search)
nited States dragoons, under the command of Lieutenant Roger Jones, who were sent there as a precautionary meania. Captain Ashby was correctly informed. Lieutenant Jones had been secretly warned, twenty-four hours ben the evening of the 18th, a sentinel notified Lieutenant Jones that the Virginians, reported to be two thousathe conflagration. When this work was accomplished, Jones and his little garrison of forty men crossed the Potnvey his command to Chambersburg, Report of Lieutenant Jones to the Secretary of War, April 20, 1861. Comm of the 19th. The Government highly commended Lieutenant Jones for his judicious act, and his officers and me Letter of Simon Cameron, Secretary of War, to Lieutenant Jones, April 22, 1861. Harper's Ferry instantly of Colonel Packard, of the Fourth, at Quincy; of Colonel Jones, of the Sixth, at Lowell; and of Colonel Munroe,s. It was determined that the Sixth Regiment, Colonel Jones, which was a part of Butler's old brigade, shoul