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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1, Chapter
The Daily Dispatch: may 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], Getting in Trim. (search)
Late from Washington. --A gentlemen who arrived here yesterday from Washington, a place which he prudently left to avoid the consequences of entertaining opinions favorable to the South, furnishes us with the following: Col. Butler, with the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment, took possession of the railroad at the Relay House (Washington Branch) B. &O. R. R., on Sunday. The policy of the Government appears to be to capture Harper's Ferry and Alexandria, and make them military camps. It is altogether probable they took possession of the latter place this morning, (the 6th.) It is urged by prominent Republicans to make a decisive blow — reduce Norfolk and Richmond immediately. On Saturday two young men from Prince George's county, Maryland, were arrested as Secessionists, but by the interference of Capt. Towers, of the Washington Light Infantry, who apologized for them, they were let off. The Pennsylvania troops, quartered in the Inauguration Ball-room, are re
The Daily Dispatch: December 24, 1860., [Electronic resource],
Washington, Dec. 22, 1860.