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On to Maryland
Hays' and Starke's brigades return to Harper's Ferry
battle of Sharpsburg
the terrific struggle at the Dunker church
valorous deeds of the Washington artillery
Long and lusty was the shrill bugle-call—To Maryland—in September, 1862.
The pursuit of the enemy by Lee's army in September, 1862, had resulted in the Louisianians with Jackson crossing the Potomac into the State of Maryland, moving first to Frederick City and the Monocacy, where the bridge was burned; from the Monocacy, back again into Virginia by a forced march to Harper's Ferry, a march worthy of Stonewall's muscular foot cavalry.
Under Jackson's forcible, suasive method, the Ferry capitulated with 11,000 prisoners and supplies.
The Second Louisiana brigade, under General Starke, was there, formed in a line across a wooded ridge.
There too, was Hays' brigade, in the division commanded by Gen. A. R. Lawton.
On the morning of September 14th the