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Late Northern news.burning of Harper's Ferry.operations on the Potomac.Affairs in Alexandria.&c., &c., &c., From our Northern files, of the 10th, we continue to make up the following summary of the news: The burning of Harper's Ferry--Federal account. Sandy Hook, Md., Feb. 8. --On Thursday night, about 1 o'clock, Major Tyndall's pickets, stationed on the Maryland side of the Poto
men by a hope that they were the guns of an approaching enemy.
The once populous town of Harper's Ferry now contains but seven families — all good Unionists — numbering perhaps forty souls, all to mall woods behind Bolivar, nor were more than a dozen citizens seen in the three villages of Harper's Ferry, Camptown and Bolivar for several hours.
Squads of the enemy's cavalry were occasionally se painted as a negro to decoy our boat into the trap.
Some time ago Rohr was driven from Harper's Ferry (where he owned a handsome property and was carrying on a flourishing carriage manufactory b