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them, —about one hundred and fifty men, fully armed, and commanded by the redoubtable rebel, J. R. Trimble. Such was the condition of affairs along the line of that road when the Sixth Regiment rd been burnt, as I had expected, the night before, between the Susquehanna and Baltimore, by J. R. Trimble, at the head of a military rebel force of about one hundred and fifty men; and he was threatstroyed on this side of the Susquehanna, unless we were better guarded than on the other side. Trimble did not succeed in reaching the river and capturing the ferry-boat, being frightened from his undertaking by one of our engine-men, who was on the engine that Trimble had seized, in order to take his force out to the river. This man told him, when he was within about eight miles of the riverd the ferry-boat, who would give him a very warm reception if he attempted to go to the river. Trimble thereupon concluded that discretion would be the better part of valor, and returned to Baltimor
wound in the head at the battle of the Wilderness, when he was ordered to the assault at Petersburg. His lameness, and his yet-unhealed wound received in May, render him a person peculiarly susceptible to the rough treatment inflicted by the rebels on our prisoners; and I think his case one fairly to be regarded as exceptional, and as worthy of a special proposition for an exchange. Mr. Bartlett will tell you of his proposition to arrange for an exchange between his son and the rebel General Trimble, who has also lost a leg. If this can be done, it will be a matter of sincere gratification. An exchange was effected; and this gallant young officer rejoined his command, and had the gratification of seeing the Rebellion brought to a successful end, and to know that his long and gallant services and sufferings had not been in vain. On the 11th of August, the Governor wrote a long letter to Governor Horatio Seymour, of New York, asking him to consider whether it would not be of s