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From the Superintendent of the Arsenal at Harpers Ferry Sent 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