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The surrender of Harper's Ferry. by Julius White, Brigadier-General, U. S. V. Army water-cart. On the 8th of September, 1862, being then in command of the Union forces at Martinsburg, Virginia, about 2500 of all arms, I reported to General Wool at Baltimore, commanding the Department, that the enemy was approaching from the north in a force estimated at 15,000 to 20,000, and asked for instructions. General Wool replied: If 20,000 men should attack you, you will of course fall back. Harper's Ferry would be the best position I could recommend. . . . After reconnoissance, and some skirmishing with the enemy's advance [Sept. 11th], demonstrating that his force was too large to be opposed with success, especially as there were no defenses at Martinsburg, the post, in accordance with General Wool's views, was evacuated, and on the 12th Harper's Ferry was reached. Upon my reporting to Colonel Miles, the officer in command, he showed me the following dispatch: Was