Friday, August 29, 2008

More Armed Confederate "Negroes"

Question. Do you know of any individual of the enemy having been killed or wounded during the siege of Harper's Ferry?

Answer. I have strong reasons to believe that there was a Negro killed, who had wounded 2 or 3 of my men. I know that an officer took deliberate aim at him, and he fell over. He was one of the skirmishers of the enemy [Confederate, ed.], and wounded 3 of my men.

Federal Official Records, "Record of the Harper's Ferry Military Commission (U.S.Army)" Vol. XIX, Chapter XXXI, pg. 617.



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