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From the Border. fight near Harper's Ferry--the Yankees Repulsed — the Ferry evacuated &c., &c. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Shepherdstown, Jefferson Co., Va., October 19th, 1861. On last Wednesday, the 16th inst., the loud-mouthed cannon echoed and reverberated throughout this section of the Co
ainly telling us that "grim visaged war" had commenced hostile operations along the border.
Some 1,500 of the enemy had crossed the Potomac (in scows) at Harper's Ferry, marched out on the Charlestown turnpike, about three miles, and entrenched themselves on Allstadt's hill. Col. Ashby being apprized of the fact, marched with 6,000 to $8,000. At the time none of the family were at home.
I suppose these depredations are to make up for the recent inglorious defeat and retreat at Harper's Ferry. Potomac.
P. S.--The negroes have since returned.--After taking them over into camp they were told that they were now freemen, and if they consented to s