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Baltimore, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 302
o hang him, and others to lock him up. Meantime drinks were called for, in which all joined. It was finally decided to hang the God damned spy, and Mr. Patton was marched out to the yard, where he saw a rope dangling from the limb of a tree. Pending the preparations for the execution of the spy, a gentleman on horseback came up, and, ordering the men to fall back, took Mr. Patton one side, at the same time saying, I know you, sir; you belong to the National Guard, and I drank with you in Baltimore. Some further conversation ensued, when the gentleman, who represented himself as the commander of that district, said he would release him if he, Mr. P., would pledge his word and honor to return to Washington. This pledge he readily gave, glad to escape from the hands of a drunken rabble, and forthwith took the road for Washington. About a mile away from this scene, he met his boy, who had watched the proceedings from a distance, and paying him handsomely, discharged him. After severa
Annapolis (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 302
h important despatches from Lieut.-Gen. Scott to Brigadier-General Butler, left Washington for Annapolis in company with Major Welsh, Col. Lander, and Mr. Van Valkenburgh. They took separate seats ildly, I am no spy, sir, but a messenger from the War Department at Washington to the troops at Annapolis. The lawyer then gave a signal, upon which the militia company marched over to the House. Thighted, but the vehicle was scarcely out of sight before he faced about and started again for Annapolis. Falling in with a countryman, he offered the man $1 for a lift, which was accepted. Being w, ordered Mr. Patton to hold on. Mr. Patton said his name was Moore, and that he was going to Annapolis to collect some money which was owing him; but the fellow came to the conclusion that he was aund his companions, who had also been arrested, and sent back. Determining to start again for Annapolis, he disguised himself completely, and in company with a friend, who had a fast team, set out o
Washington (United States) (search for this): chapter 302
eut.-Gen. Scott to Brigadier-General Butler, left Washington for Annapolis in company with Major Welsh, Col. L, sir, but a messenger from the War Department at Washington to the troops at Annapolis. The lawyer then gavee captain told Mr. Patton that he must go back to Washington, and that they would send him in a wagon. To thiagon came up, and conveyed him to the outposts at Washington, where he alighted, but the vehicle was scarcely P., would pledge his word and honor to return to Washington. This pledge he readily gave, glad to escape froa drunken rabble, and forthwith took the road for Washington. About a mile away from this scene, he met his bupon the road by the rebel patrols, he arrived in Washington, and made report to Gen. Scott. Here be found hiearned that the Seventh Regiment had moved toward Washington — a fact which he was most desirous of knowing. measures to prevent such a calamity, returned to Washington. Mr. Patton drove eighty miles, and walked thirt
Winfield Scott (search for this): chapter 302
Adventure of Commissary Patton.--On Sunday night, the 21st of April, Commissary Patton, of the New York Seventh Regiment, with important despatches from Lieut.-Gen. Scott to Brigadier-General Butler, left Washington for Annapolis in company with Major Welsh, Col. Lander, and Mr. Van Valkenburgh. They took separate seats in the cars, and held no communication with each other. They arrived safely at the Junction, but had no sooner stepped upon the platform, than some merchant, with whom Mr.ut a mile away from this scene, he met his boy, who had watched the proceedings from a distance, and paying him handsomely, discharged him. After several stoppages upon the road by the rebel patrols, he arrived in Washington, and made report to Gen. Scott. Here be found his companions, who had also been arrested, and sent back. Determining to start again for Annapolis, he disguised himself completely, and in company with a friend, who had a fast team, set out on the journey--in search of a sto
Benjamin F. Butler (search for this): chapter 302
Adventure of Commissary Patton.--On Sunday night, the 21st of April, Commissary Patton, of the New York Seventh Regiment, with important despatches from Lieut.-Gen. Scott to Brigadier-General Butler, left Washington for Annapolis in company with Major Welsh, Col. Lander, and Mr. Van Valkenburgh. They took separate seats in the cars, and held no communication with each other. They arrived safely at the Junction, but had no sooner stepped upon the platform, than some merchant, with whom Mr. Patton had done business, stepped up and said, Hallo, Patton, what are you, a National Guard, doing here? Mr. Patton endeavored to silence him, but not until too late, as a spy, who had followed the party, overheard the salutation. Mr. Patton walked over the fields to the Annapolis train, but, being unable to ascertain when the train would leave, he went to the hotel, in front of which a militia company was drilling. In a few moments thereafter, he saw, to his astonishment, the train start of
Valkenburgh (search for this): chapter 302
Adventure of Commissary Patton.--On Sunday night, the 21st of April, Commissary Patton, of the New York Seventh Regiment, with important despatches from Lieut.-Gen. Scott to Brigadier-General Butler, left Washington for Annapolis in company with Major Welsh, Col. Lander, and Mr. Van Valkenburgh. They took separate seats in the cars, and held no communication with each other. They arrived safely at the Junction, but had no sooner stepped upon the platform, than some merchant, with whom Mr. Patton had done business, stepped up and said, Hallo, Patton, what are you, a National Guard, doing here? Mr. Patton endeavored to silence him, but not until too late, as a spy, who had followed the party, overheard the salutation. Mr. Patton walked over the fields to the Annapolis train, but, being unable to ascertain when the train would leave, he went to the hotel, in front of which a militia company was drilling. In a few moments thereafter, he saw, to his astonishment, the train start o
on.--On Sunday night, the 21st of April, Commissary Patton, of the New York Seventh Regiment, with the platform, than some merchant, with whom Mr. Patton had done business, stepped up and said, Hallwhat are you, a National Guard, doing here? Mr. Patton endeavored to silence him, but not until toollowed the party, overheard the salutation. Mr. Patton walked over the fields to the Annapolis traing him that he was suspected of being a spy. Mr. Patton replied boldly, I am no spy, sir, but a messtermination of the council, the captain told Mr. Patton that he must go back to Washington, and that drunken fellow, armed to the teeth, ordered Mr. Patton to hold on. Mr. Patton said his name was Moup, and, ordering the men to fall back, took Mr. Patton one side, at the same time saying, I know yohey took supper, and apparently went to bed. Mr. Patton, however, slipped out of the back door, and nt such a calamity, returned to Washington. Mr. Patton drove eighty miles, and walked thirty miles [5 more...]
McDowall Moore (search for this): chapter 302
n for Annapolis. Falling in with a countryman, he offered the man $1 for a lift, which was accepted. Being worn out with fatigue, he fell asleep in the bottom of the wagon, and thus reposed until the man arrived at his destination. Starting onward again, he overtook a boy plodding along, and after some conversation engaged him as a pilot. Thus they kept on until reaching the main road, when a drunken fellow, armed to the teeth, ordered Mr. Patton to hold on. Mr. Patton said his name was Moore, and that he was going to Annapolis to collect some money which was owing him; but the fellow came to the conclusion that he was a d----d Yankee spy, and must return to the tavern near by. Here were several other rebels armed to the teeth, and very drunk. They took Mr. Patton inside, and held a Court martial, but were diversified in their decision as to how they should dispose of him. Some wanted to shoot him, others to hang him, and others to lock him up. Meantime drinks were called for, i
Adventure of Commissary Patton.--On Sunday night, the 21st of April, Commissary Patton, of the New York Seventh Regiment, with important despatches from Lieut.-Gen. Scott to Brigadier-General Butler, left Washington for Annapolis in company with Major Welsh, Col. Lander, and Mr. Van Valkenburgh. They took separate seats in the cars, and held no communication with each other. They arrived safely at the Junction, but had no sooner stepped upon the platform, than some merchant, with whom Mr. Patton had done business, stepped up and said, Hallo, Patton, what are you, a National Guard, doing here? Mr. Patton endeavored to silence him, but not until too late, as a spy, who had followed the party, overheard the salutation. Mr. Patton walked over the fields to the Annapolis train, but, being unable to ascertain when the train would leave, he went to the hotel, in front of which a militia company was drilling. In a few moments thereafter, he saw, to his astonishment, the train start o
Adventure of Commissary Patton.--On Sunday night, the 21st of April, Commissary Patton, of the New York Seventh Regiment, with important despatches from Lieut.-Gen. Scott to Brigadier-General Butler, left Washington for Annapolis in company with Major Welsh, Col. Lander, and Mr. Van Valkenburgh. They took separate seats in the cars, and held no communication with each other. They arrived safely at the Junction, but had no sooner stepped upon the platform, than some merchant, with whom Mr. Patton had done business, stepped up and said, Hallo, Patton, what are you, a National Guard, doing here? Mr. Patton endeavored to silence him, but not until too late, as a spy, who had followed the party, overheard the salutation. Mr. Patton walked over the fields to the Annapolis train, but, being unable to ascertain when the train would leave, he went to the hotel, in front of which a militia company was drilling. In a few moments thereafter, he saw, to his astonishment, the train start o
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