Telegram from the Superintendent of the Arsenal at Harpers Ferry
October 19, 1859
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.
Harpers Ferry, WV | September 12, 1862
Result: Confederate Victory