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PAGE TEN THE PORTSMOUTH 0AILT THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1916. STORY OF JOHN BROWN'S RAID TOLD BY LATE M. A. MARQUETT! One of the most cherished heritages left by the late Michael A. Marquette, who died Tuesday afternoon following an attack of heart trouble, is a short sketch of his personal recollections of the capture of John Brown at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., which occurred just before the outbreak of the civil war. This article which was written just a few years ago, is published in full in this issue of The Times. The funeral srevices of the late Mr. Marquette will be conducted from the home, 720 Seventh street, Friday afternoon at one o'clock. The services will be in charge of Rev. John W. Dillon and Eev. 0. E. Chandler, pastor of the Bigelow Methodist church. The following is the personal recollections of Harper's Ferry, which was written by Mr. Marquette: Personal Recollections of Harper's Ferry by M. A. Marquette I was born and reared at Harper's Ferry, All the recollection3 of my early life cluster about that historic place. There I played as a child, wrought as an apprentice in the great shops there owned by the government, whore fire-anna were made. There I made love; for even there It might be fitly said: "M T o lite, die, make love, and pay our taxes," These, briefly, are my credentials for presenting- my personal recollect* ions of Harper's Ferry. The story I am about to relate concerns one,of the most important events'that ever occurred upon the American continent. The influence of this event extended throughout the civilized world. It was as a grain of sand upon the seashore, which, having onco received motion, EOOH gathered a momentum and attained a growth as it moved that filled our country full of sorrow and that liberated an enslaved race. It is my purpose to tell wlmt I ·witnessed during that eventful period in such simple narration os occurs to DIG after the lapse of mom than thirty years. I may tell nothing that is now, hut in point of Unto and circumstance I shall aim to maku my narrative ono of interest to those familiar with Harper's Ferry and the surrounding country, end to ethers as well. I had just grown to manhood. I had entered upon its duties, having thought little of politics and littlo of the social problems of the day, having never tnken sides in thu problem of slavery, desiring only to live a quiet, happy life and to be useful in the sphere in which 1 moved. AVhut wonder, then, that, moving among a thousand others like- minded with myself, I took little notice of a rough and grizzly man who came to the village to mako siic-li purchases as ono mijrht nml who ww encaged in tho mining of iron ore, only a few miles away. This man was then known as John Smith, ami was sometimrs accompanied by men of like appearance with himself, ono of whom was known -by the name of Cook. Cook was peculiar in Iii.s appearance, iris hair hung well dmvn over his shoulders, and lie appeared In every way eccentric. Ho was an ox- pert mru-ksinan. performing astonishing feats with tho revolver, for n time he taught a school upon Bolivar Heights, and there married « young girl by the nuino of Jennie Kennedy. Ho mingled w i t h our citizens, beunmo familiar w i t h t h e i r ways, and was finally iippointed keeper of tho canal lock, just opposite the Ferry, in Maryland. lie that wus known as John Smith ·was none other than John Brown, the object of whose appearance at Harper's Ferry is now known to every reader. Upon the plains of Kansas, (it the hands of those who attempted to carry shivery into that territory, he had received such indignities and injuries as maddened him fliul filled liim w i t h » desperation as dofp and snvngn as over entered the breast of man. Dotoiminiug to i n f l i r t a deathblow upon the instil iition of slavery, lie chose Harper's Ferry, where the- great gun f n c t n r i o n of the country were established and operated, as tho vantage prouml f r o m which to strike tho blnw. (Icdgraphiciill.v, t h e Ferry was upon t h r eil^e of the v;i-t slave-holding t e r r i t o r y . U r u w n hoped that he m i j f h t sucivs-fully incite the negroes to insurrection, and, having sei/eil tho Armory, 1m intended to p!;i-e. irnns in t h e i r \\an-\f to march t r i u m p h a n t l y s o u t h w a r d . gathering to him as he w.mt the entire colored p o p u l a t i o n of the South, and to sweep the country w i t h war iind devastation u n t i l every slave should be liht-rate], and u n t i l the institution which had eort him two of his sona and had 'Drought him much wretchedness besides should bc | wiped forever out of existence. While upon Bolivar Heights, oce-u pied as a teacher. Cook had mad many excursions into thc interior o Jefferson county, fiecreily cultivating the acquaintance of the ncgroe and preparing them for tho events that were to follow, so that when the time for action came there might fc u concerted movement ihat should li irresistible. His position as keeper of tho k'ck enabled him to continue this work, and rendered him' an unsuspected means of communication between Brown and the negroes. On Sunday night, Oct. 17, 1S59, John Fur and I attended chin upon Bolivar Heights. Returning to tho Perry about ten o'clock, We met a covered wagon at tho foot of Gump Hill. Subsequent events proved that this vehicle, then scarcely noticed by us, contained John Brown nnd some of his men. They had quietly captured !Mr. Williams, keeper of the B. 0. bridge, after which, meeting Haywood, a free colored man, Bro^n requested him to join in the insurrection, which he briefly explained. Refusing, Iliiy- wood was shot. Brown then pro* ceeded to the residence of Louis Washington, made him a prisoner, and also captured John Allstot, together with two of his slaves. They had already token possession of the Armory. Of these events I knew nothing until informed of them by my mother early the next morning. Dr. Stnrry had warned her not to permit mo and my brother-in-law, ifr. Martin, to go to our work at the Armory. Nevertheless, I went. Arriving at thc Armory gate, I found it guarded 'by two men armed with ·iflcs. They wore blankets on their shoulders. They commanded me to halt, and, doing so, T looked nrouiul and saw 3fr. il'artin, my -brolhcr-in- , standing j u s t behind me. A moment later Mr. Snook and Arm- stcd Ball c.ime up. The guards uicw Ball, and one of thorn, snying ,0 him, "You are my prisoner," took lim toward the Armory. 5Ir. Snoolts said: "Mr. Ball, don't go!" at which remark thc guards said: ICeop still, or we will shoot you." Thinking my business there of it tic consequence, I retired fn.mi ic scene as soon as I could. Going irouud to the opposite side of the Yrmory, I entered through a win- low. Having obtained two riiles, one for myself nnd one for *!o!;;i 1C. [rwin. I went to IIrs. Stipes 1 roused Irwin, who wns still un- conseions of wlmt wns going on, acquainted him with the situation, aud gave him his rifle, telling him 0 meet mo at Hull's Works. Thither . then hastened to ring the bell. By doing this I hoped to bring tho operatives from Bolivnr Heights to Fall's Works, ou iho Shcnuiidonh, vhere the rifles were made, rather han to the Armory, on the Potomac, vlicre the muskets were made, nnd j vhieh wns already in tin: possession J if tho raiders. Passing my home, T left my rifle, .here, and upon reaching the works ^ found two of tho raiders on guard. They asked mo where .1 was going-. [ replied t h a t 1 wns going home. They commanded me to hasten my -iteps thither, which 1 did. R u n n i n g along tho Whu-hi^ter raili-nad 'to- ds 1 leer's Island. I met Mr. Denmer, honk-taper for .Mr. lifer, vho lulled mo and asked wlml wns tho m n t f c r . .1 lold him as briefly us 1 could. H u asked mo why 1 did iml ring the- 'bell. I lold him he m i g h t r it himself if he wished. I l « thought me t'xt'Hfd. but he =0011 learned iho H'riousncts u f Ihe siui- cross the Potomac nnd to come down upon the opposite side to the bridge. At Crossly's Locks a woman told u that Cook nnd some others were at ihe school-ho use, a half-mile above the loc!;s. We- debated whether to go there, or on to the bridge. For- tumitely, we chose thy latter, elso some of us would have fallen at the hands of -Cook nnd IMS men. Crossing to tho Virginia side, we anie upon two of the raiders, Stephens nnd Thompson. Hearing he crark of a rifle from tho Gait House, fit the same moment we saw Stephens fall wounded. We took Thompson prisoner, tied his arms behind him and left him with a rd. We then made our attack upon the raiders; not, however, until we had sent a, flag of truce, demanding their surrender. They fired upon our flag from the old engine house, now known in history as John Brown's Fort. Their prisoners, consisting of the best citizens of ihe Ferry, were confined in the front room of tins building and t was this fact that restrained u s , Tom a more vigorous assault. We j lid not wish to injure our own citizens. The engine house consisted of two apartments. Iii order to go from one to the other, Brown's men had to tass across an open space. It was then that we got in our work. John Brown's son was thus killed after bravo resistance. They were all irave men, except Cook, who deserted .them, and who wns afterwards captured in Pennsylvania. The raid- TS killed three of our citizens-- laywood, Burlcy and Turner-; oe- 'oro the:, 1 received any of our firo. A few of us btood behind the wall, vhieb rose in front of the engine ouse, where we heard those within uttinjj- post-holes with hammer and chisel. Through these they fired at is, and through them we returned .heir fire. 3Ir. .Uossee, 'FA ih.cuboo nnd I vere s t a n d i n g hide by side. In n Cw moments jVfncnbco was shot in he shoulder. We carried him to he corner of Shenniidoah and High trcets, wT^ro wo laid him on Ifrs. Stephens' porch. "Tlie fighting over or tho time, we removed him to his \vhich, ns the day wna old and disagreeable, we went to the lotcl to warm, there meeting some 'f o u r boys. Leaving the hotel, 1 met Ifr. icckaiu. agent for the B. 0. rnil- oud. Ho told mo he wns g-oiii"- up of M. A. MARQUETTE track to take the number cars. 1 warned him t h a t ho ·ould imperil his life by such a .iove, for Brown's men would H-.ire- V murder him. He persisted in ·oin/r, f r y i n g that he. would p u t up ;is hands to show them he was uii- rnicu. A moment l a t e r he fell, pierced by a bullet from the fort. any opportunity for a parley was eagerly seized. ITr. Kitsmiller asked Brown his object. He replied: "Revenge; and to free the negroes. Have yc-u not beard of John Brown of Kansas?" Kitsmiller said that he had. The reply was "I nm John Brown." He told Kitsnriller that his phins had been frustrated, that all but seven of his men were dead; that Cook had deserted him. He had not expected such resistance from the citizens of Harper's Ferry. The number with Brown was estimated to be twenty-one. It is doubtful whether any accessions were made to his party from the country. If so, they deserted with Cook. On the dny following our attack Robert E. Lee, w i t h a company of larines, arrived and took up headquarters at John Danger-field's. Lee sent Lieut. Greene, under flag of truce, tc Brown, demanding surrender. Brown's response wns: '""Never!'"' The marines were then marched to the fort, where, with -sledges, they tried to hatter down the door. This fr.ilmg, Lee ordered; twelve marines -to use a long ladder, ! which was nearby, :is a battering 1 Under such blows the door soon yielded. Xo sooner wr.a the door open than Brown ijhot one of tho marines. A singular coincidence of thc death of this man was that be had stnted to ono of his comrades that he would survive ' h i s action. Lieut, ic immediately felled Brown by c u t w i t h his sword, nnd it was with behalf, but their efforts were withou avail. Doubtless the plea made b Yorheis on this occasion was on of the greatest efforts of his life The court and audience were movec to tears by his eloquent appeal; aii if sympathy could have saved him Cook would have gone forth a frei man. On the morning of the day ap pointed for John Brown's execution Dec, 2, 1850, Sheriff Campbell wen to his cell and told him that his time iiad come. Brown asked the privi !ege of Calling upon his men, and, in company with the sheriff he pauset at each cell, bade each good-bye am e to each a twenty- five cent coin Reaching Cook's cell, he denounce* lira as a coward. He told him wha 1 had done for the rest, saying that "or him- the deserter, he had noth- ng but contempt. Brown then mounted the wagon, and, taking 1 lis seat upon his coffin, rode to the scaffold. His remains were claimec ly his wife, who took them to jS"ew York for interment . Two weeks later Cook, Copic. jreen and Copeland were hanged. Stephens and Ilazlitt met a similar r atc on [March 16, 1860. These men, each wrapped in his blanket, were Ouried in one grave on the uth side of the Slu-nandorth, just below ;he dam. Green and Copeland being ne- groes, some of the citizens had 'eared an uprising of tho colored people lor their release. A guard vas therefore organized for protec- ion against such a possibility, af- 'ording- the opportunity for much merry-making among us young men ·ho formed it. Our headquarters was John Brown's Fort. When we liscovered u colored man on the treets after nine o'clock at night, we gave him a merry chase, which, hough iun to us, wns a serious mat- to the victim. But, be it said o thc credit of the colored people, hat noi one in all the region around bout thc Ferry would have raised . hand against the white citizens. Eventually a company of soldiers vus, stationed ut the Ferry, remain- ng until thc outbreak of the war, nd with Lieut. Jones, commander f the company, 1 soon 'became well eqimin'od. The military spirit seemed now to seize u p r n all the young men about the Fuiiy. Four companies were soon formed. All weie well armed, and became very proficient in the drill, '.['he Armory Guards were presented, by seven young ladies of the village, with n very fine Hug. For a time all went well, but the South wns ns n seething caldron, sending forth vapors of smoke which iiflicultv"ihc citizens were restrained ;«TM red ^ lh ? ^solution of our from tnli in? i m m c d i n t c vengeance Umon - Secession was upon every tongue and, alas! was sanctioned m too maiiy hearts. pnn tlic raiders. Col. Lee proclaimed them United Befrm- leaving the hotel I had ! s latl ; S prisoners, and, as siu-h. on- mpson, »vho was held ;i t i l [ e d (o ]lis pro tcction. To tins the s ,]arod not take, exception. A nsked Th isoner there, wlmt WHS ject in m a k i n g the nautili upon us. l i t t ] n | n f p r Q OV _ \vigc appeared and Me replied by s p i t t i n g in my face, j r i n ; m P l i t hc prisoners for Virginia. Had hu not been bonml J would ' |riw this m u t t e r was reconciled 'nei Lee and Wi^n, I do not know. spare and lia^ered, wearing " 10 . k of determination |f»«en i upon them a lo. hotel. i : u u i ^.fiance. He looked to be sixty- ild do Securing my rifle from In met Irwin and told him of ll :ition at Hall's Works, w h i t h went, finding only one m;m gmml. Standing at ?oiiii i:c from tin- gali; \vi-rr ?»i\ ie. T h a v e killed h i m . Seeing Hi fall, 1 ran Imr-k to the hotel, determined t h a t , Thompson should die t h i ' t , TVrkam ink-lit, 'he avenged. t'i:pt. t'liiunlipis a p p e a r i n g u p o n t h c scenn w i t h the ennie i n t e n t , would have t^hot him mil 1r the i n t e r v e n - t i o n of t i n - owners of t i n - w i t h the m a n . wi: fiiuhr-n-d him and s t a r h M for the bridge, hut on !lim T f L . ]t f t satisfaction, m i r way we d e t e r m i n e d 10 h a n g h i m . . ., s | 10 w n s woum lod and Tin- sh:i!p report nf a r i l l e rang u p o n the air, and Thompson becnnm l i m p in our i\rm*. "W- t h o u g h t him k i l l e d , a n d d i p t , rlminbers tuld l i s t leave him win-re !».· lay. We h:id Leo.'i jmnc but n moment taken the Union. Jefferson county being entitled to two representatives, Alfred Barber, I looked upon Broun its he lay flf Harper's Ferry, and Alexander woundeu upon his pullet. I To wns Osborno, oi Charleston, were chosen very t a l l - his hair nnd whiskers j delegates, as Union men. Both gave were" gray nnd sludgy; bis features i " f ' ^ f e o f unwavering loyalty to Gov. Wise called n convention, the object of which was to decide whether Virginia should secede, or whether she should remain true to up lis-ti yei'rs of ape. l i e asked mo for d r i n k of watt-r, and in giving it to inasmuch a prisoner, thanked mo HO kindly. then entered into conver- s a t i o n w i t h Brown ami was disposed id ns he ("Jov. "\Visc ig. il'any ballots were the convention, during which our delegates remained atead- fast nnd true. On the twelfth of April, Gov. Wise, rising with watch in hand to address the convention, said: "At this veiy moment Fort Sumpter is being fired upon." Another vote was immediately tnken, the ordinance of to 1-e san-nsttc when he averted i h a t , Isocfission was passed, ami old Vir- h«d he -heen present, he could have £ i n i n ti,-.-ned her bach upon the stars cled my ritle n t tho guard, but .Mr. Mnssoc hastened t o knot-' (·idling my nt tent inn t i raider who occupied n n shop window. He hud his gun leveled at. me. ro.-xiy, i' 1 'hi' event of my firing, to nvrngr the d e a i h of hi* all the pen-knife j ""'I stripes. ],:,, ..,,/..' _Mr. Oobor that he produced from his vest- poc-het This appeared fo me to be n reduction iipim nur citizens, nnd, igh in lhe prefciioo of grcatnes?, .claimed. "'Vou could not havo t;ikrn me w i t h t h a t " Wi?n made no r;-Tily, b v t looked nt me w i t h ;in fx- pr(-i=ion I f-hall not .iitempt to de- reri'ce. nnd left thc room. I m m e d i a t e l y s i f t e r the surrender a v o l u n t f o i comi.nny--ihe B a h i m o n i : H a r p e r s i-cri Clniv?--ciimc up to the ferry from Vommand of tli - Ooborne nad opposed tho ordi- work up the material left in the goveniment shops, tried to secure, ns far as possible, the services of the old hands. Some of us refused. With much reluctance I finally resumed my old position, but I trust that I may be accredited with patriotic motives for slighting my work under cvy new masters I was soon discharged; a fact which brought mo.no regret. What means I had I then invested in confectionery and fruit; and, for a time I conducted a thriving business among the soldiers. My receipts wore all ir. 'Confederate script, which L had no difficulty in selling for eighty centa on the dollar, wealthy citizens, who bad faith in the future of the Confederacy. In fact, appearances were much in its favor; for the energies of Genera Jackson overtowered those of our own generals, and what was nearesi us was the only index we bad to guide us. The time came, however when my financial operations came ;o grief on account of the decreasing value of the circulating medium At length the day came for the enaction of the farce of an election y the people with reference to the ratification of the ordinance of secession. As the people were dominated bv the presence of the soldiery there were few who voted against :he ordinance. Humphrey Lemon, Fohn Ciiapman and I walked up to ,he polls and cast our votes against t, havmg to run the gauntlet of many threats -i.id jeers. Stirring events followed the elec- ion in quick succession:--the burn- tig of the Armory; thc b u r n i n g of .be B. 0. bridge; and the evnc- mtion of the Perry by the rebels, ittend'.'d with incidents both pn hetic and ludicrous. The old life was grndnnlly re ;umed, until July 4, 1861, when thc Jnion soldiars made their advent. 'hey camped in. Maryland, at Snndy loo!:, (.ns mil-; below thc Ferry. Although the rebels had evacuated he plate 1 , n few still hovered u'ooiit vho were drawn back to reconnoitre y the jircsence of thc Union sellers Many skirmishes occurred in vhich 'biood .Was spilt. I witnessed omo scenes that 1 fain would for-, :et, which, therefore, 1 shall not at- einpt io portray. One tiling became assured--I ould .no longer mingle with safety ·ith the troops of both armies. I nist choose sides. Of course I bad liosen from iho beginning, but each ay brought on u more serious phase, 'hrec times was I compelled by the ebels to swim the Potomac for my fe, twice having been warned of my nngor by colored men. It became vident, therefore, that I must hold self entirely aloof from the reb- , for my presence invariably rew their fire. 1 therefore played hidc-nnd-scck in the mountains of Save the Babies. percent, or more than one-third, before they are five, and one-half they are fifteen I . , . We do not hesitate to say that a timely use of Castona would save a majority Of these precious lives. Neither do wo hesitate to nay that many of tliese infantile deaths are occasioned by tho HBO of narcotic preparations Drops, tinctures and soothing syrups sold for children's complaints contai more or less opium or morphine. They are, in considerable quantities - -- - * -=-- causes the blood to circulate properly, opens the pores of the akin and allays fever. Genuine Castoria always bears the signature o 'Maryland, occasionally drawing near to look upon thc old home, and to make 'orief isit there when possible to do so w i t h safety. This could he lone only in the protecting presence of the Union Army. The Second Massachusetts, as the . pi. lL . es Of tl first Union regiment that entered dier who had once firtd upon me as'Alleged Robber Caught I was tiying to make my escape to I A man answering: to the name the riwi. Thi= man had been my; o f Lew Baldwin was arrested bv friend before tlin war, but because I _ -- .. . ' refused to enlist in the rebel army he had sought my life. Deeming it prudent, after this foraging enterprise, to leave the Ferry, i went to Washington hoping to secure employment in the arse- ni'l. Whom should I meet but Lieut. | Walker and Officer Beaumont Wednesday night for the Lawrence county authorities. Baldwin is wanted for robbing a man at Ironton of a heavy gold watch and between $15 and §20 Jones, who was in command at tho I" 1 mone 7- Baldwin has relatives Ferry when the rebels first came in.;in Sciotoville. Officer John He had been promoted to the rank of Smith succeeded in locating major for his bravery on the occn-! alleged stolen watch Thursday sion of that forced retreat. He^^ It was at Q. W. Bice'« greeted me cordially, a n d gave mo- 1 1 . 1 . help as I needed, assisting not; s e c o n d hand store - G2 Second only imself, b,;t also four others street, where Baldwin had ex- who accompanied.me. changed it for S2.25 cash and a Going to the Arsenal '\b present i s hjrt and suit of clothes, our recommendations, we chaneed to meet President Lincoln and Sc iry of State Sewnrd, who Don't fail to hear Pizaro's Har- pecting the thousands of stands of {mo'ny Quartet Diamond Cluster rms that were awaiting requisition·· Band, Big" Minstrel, Vaudeville to pass into the hands of our conn-.and Cabarette Entertainers every Icfcuders. Lincoln was kind = night this week at Distel Hall, 7th enough to say that, inasmuch as we were skilled workmen from the shopa it Harper's Ferry, our services were of more value there, in the same capacity, t h a n HP soldiers nt the rout. That is why we did not en-; isl. I Desirous of having my f a m i l y in n j lace of safety, I wrote lo my w i f e j setting a time foi o u r d e p a r t u r e f o r ! Ohio. "!»y some means this 'uet'iunt iiiown, nnd p r e p a r a t i o n s were mndu y the rebels for hanging me as soon as I should appear. A 31 r. "Rodick warned my wife of this plitn. and Chillicothe. cents to all. Admission 23-lt Vcuordi i l l gly, she wrote me not t river, but to let her knm the Ferry were presented with a most beautiful flag bj the young ladies of the town. Tho qttnrterm aster of this regi- icnt employed me as a scout for the purpose of securing fornge and horses, furnishing mo a sufficient escort to insure my safety. For these, thf citizens were paid in good and at jjood prices. On this ·rosa vhen 1 reached the point opposite he V'erry. This I did., and was soon oincd by her and her molhei \[aryland. From Sandy Hook vent by canal boat io Cumberland, md there hoarding n t r a i n , ·cached Piketon, Ohio. Sept. -t, 1861. .t wns a journey f u l l of thrillin sidcnts. Having roiiKuned in Ohio bout a year, 1 returned to Washington to resuini' my labors in the Vrgpiiiil. U n t i l ihe close of thc war c o n t i n u e d to help to fashion the rms t h a t bravt men bore, laboring the go vermin-lit in v a r i o u s abors arduous, in s p i r i t dainited in f n i t l . never wavering, in my huniblo i'/ny ever laboring, though not enrolled upon the muster roll of pit her the (irinj or the navy. I feel t h a t T di I my h u m b l e part in p u t t i n g down t h n .Rebellion. ANNOUNCEMENT expedition ] had the satisfaction of The finest l i n o of Pianos in tho procuring to the lost. Alfred Barber did not vote, but, stung with remorse, he loft the convention, hurried to Baltimore, endeavored to drown his conscience in the wine- en p, and iinal]j died proclaiming himself :t traitor. On the I t t h of April, 1SOO, tho Confederates cnmo in force to ].·"(,· rry. Lieut. Jones, in company of U n i t e d Irwin and I immediately l e f t foi B o l i v a r . H e i g h t s , when; wu j.;iu.-.l :' company t h e n f . i r n n n ^ . \ V i ! I i a u : 'iloore v;as .-lectod r a p d i n . h a v i n - ^rv,',l in that e n p u e h y in KH- M , x - i.-iui \Vur- \Ve march*'.! ( t i n - "l-l l u r n m v , n:i tho Potomn.-. tw.. miles wost » t Hnrpi-r's V r r r y . when- we li-arimd t h a t r n j i t . , l i - h n A \ i - , "f '('![.irlrstnwn, hud a r r i v e d at t 'ar.ip . H i l l w i t h .i company of m i l i t i a n:vl h;,d aH.-umed cuiiiinaiid. At the ro.iiKvt ot ("'apt. Mru,r.\ 1 w e n t l.i'eh to ("amp I H i l !·" n-.-i-ivo order.- i"ir o u r rciivpanv. A ir w;i^ ' i i ' - K i n n i i i E r t * rain, I r.r'.u-I-.iitO'l t » i:^ t.. my lioine for ni\ ? !ia\vl. T luid T . ( p; ( Js the :ir?oilrtl / r a t e , w i n - r e 1 ;.;iw i l i t t-iti.o tw.. men on irutird "l.o I ' U l i ; . KM- I : IH.'. . V.- u . - n - ,!: i r il.'d i.. i; : i ]:im,.-e. Thry a^k-d me t« guide ' S t n t e a troops s t n t i o n M there, reluet- ;-vf him leap nt hi::h ^ he W H S t a l l . ih,Mn t.. tlie M-huMl-hou-.'. t w o miles :i ntly rct!n.-d when it became evident h u \ i i ^ - r r . ' , - i v . ·! :i .-l;:jr t h r m i L ' b I I ! H ; t ;^n t h . v i l l u m - , wl.ieli had been j t l i K t there was no alternative. iK-r!:, I'.n-il f r . - c i \v, \..w\\- iMt. \ v l u - n - . i , c f i i ' i j t i i hv Hrown. Stored t h e r e ' 'I'- 1 ^ rebels cnmo on foot, on horse Snrh V,,TI' . . i : i i ' i.f l i n - i:!.-i,Inn ^ ·:' Wl * f n u i n l n I ' n l l r f i i o n "f wr-apons. ' n "d on trains, until soon the village *h;:t d i i v . \Vt- ('(-.M*!!!:!!-!! l i r i i i L ' n n i i l t - n r . - i - l i r i ' of p i k r -uid speiirs, vari- wrt3 one vast cnmp of more than i!;n-i:. i-r'-riviiii.' l i ' , . r u u ; i l i ; n i ' ; L U in on? kind-; of t o o l s , b.ixc-5 of mi^cel- 10.000 Confederfttes. At first all n - t v . n i f i . H i l l m v . n V men. il;uieoi:s iirtieb" 1 -; and Inxes of rifles was confusion, but Stonewall ,Tnck- A l i - t t e r to H r o w n ' s o n appeared upon tho scene nnd ·m-d \ V i n d e l l Phillips, 'order was soon establiphed. Tie soon fxprcs.-ed the wish illicit lie made of iho n n s i s t i n g of ; were t ! i rt' early i h f i t m o r n i n g . 1 foui.d my m n t h r r nnd ; - ; l - i in jrivat iiistiVii- heenu^e tl'.ey i!ir. ;-! t 1 m u s t hnv« b-en killo-1. '!'!i--y be!-«e,l iin* ti reiiiain at h"iii". !;:?. fec-linp thai. 1 m n - t r e t u r n . I -:ar:,-.i Inek to my compfiny n* t";^? n- niy \\m-Rc ortuld tal;e mr. A.-i 1 jnwi-. H i n h S t n v t I wiio iirr.1 u p o n bv several n\ the raiders. ';ni( !aip|iil escaped injury. Tho oulers to Capt. Mooro \veni to :n's ' ;,j,-,-t. \V,. ! i]iaUugh,t, and i PO arra:iKcd his forces that be captured not only all the arms eon- tainfd in the Armory, but also much of the rolling stock of the II. A (). Copeland, : railroad. were taken t o ' Tin* st,»,-k cnsistotl of scores of confined in locomotives and hundreds of ears, 0 Imvirijr been vJii^h i.i- t.mt wl.irliiii: over the rails a* sonn i-np- up to \Viiu-bcstcr, tlu- terminus of lit t n ' t l i c road. Thence they were hauled 1 w i t h by horEiT to Strasluir.n, over twenty Imilcp away, and were there put upon r t-nii- the railroad trnek to do rftluahlc iirviec to thn rebel cause. Strnnpe to pay, General Carney, ·horn General Seott had ordered ;i]('a for tho defense, from :he f r o n t i e r to take charge of sdf of jrood f a m i l y , 'the A r m y of th': Potomac, was nice- · r - i n - l f u v of (Ji-iv. \ V i l - j l y nitnippnd \r General .Tackson, 1.1, :iii.i hnd \ v r n l t l i y land vns given hack t r a n s p o r t a t i o n ^ i n i M i i l a d c l p l r r t , These i v l - j t o Kichmor.d. interested their.selvca in hia llic Coiifedcratcs, determining to I n d Is a novel form nf policy as important ns low management expenses in your life insurance company? ef a rebel sol-1 city are no\v on display at tin* (Baldwin Piano Salesroom, No. J822 Chillionthe fit. Always open. Free Song; Books FLOYD E. STEARNES, Representative. Johnson Block, T09 3d St. Rimyan Boiler Works Manufacturers of Boilers, Tanks, Stacks and Fire Escapes, Window Guards, Fire Shutters, Cellar Grating's, Brass Railing's, Iron Fences, Jail Cells. Send us your blue prints and inquiry. 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