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We were put for safe keeping in a small out-house, where we made our bed upon squashes and broken pieces of an old stove.
This did not trouble us, however, as we intended to be awake all night in the hope of a chance for escape.
But a numerous and vigilant guard disappointed us. We reached Strasburg the next evening, where our captors gave us a dinner.
We then went on to Winchester, where we spent the night.
The Yankee officers gave us a first-rate supper.
We reached Charles-town next day where dinner was again given us — a very good one, too. The Yankee officers took us to their mess, and treated us very courteously.
That evening the Colonel commanding took us to Harper's Ferry.
As we were starting, Captain Bailey very kindly gave us some tobacco, remarking, You will find some difficulty in getting such things on the way.
The Colonel left us at the Ferry, and we found ourselves in the hands of a different set of men. We were put in the John Brown engine House,