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Telegram from the Superintendent of the Arsenal at Harpers Ferry

October 19, 1859
This is a drawing of a blank, open journal and a quill.
The following is the text from the telegram from the Superintendent of the Arsenal at Harpers Ferry to Secretary of War, October 19, 1859.
 


HARPERS FERRY OCT. XIXTH. HON. SECY OF WAR. WASHN. . I FIND A PERFECT
PANIC HERE. YOU MUST BY ALL MEANS DETAIL A TROOP TO MY RELIEF
IMMEDIATELY. THE MARINES WILL LEAVE. A. V. BARBOUR. SUPT. U. S. ARMORY.

National Archives, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917

Related Battles

Harpers Ferry, WV | September 12, 1862
Result: Confederate Victory
Estimated Casualties
12,922
Union
12,636
Confed.
286