THE INSURRECTION AT HARPER'S FERRY.
STORMING OF THE ARSENAL BY THE MARINES.
FORTIFIED INSURGENTS TAKEN PRISONERS.
FIFTEEN KILLED AND THREE WOUNDED.
HIGHLY INTERESTING DETAILS.
OFFICIAL REPORT OF COLONEL LEE.
LIST OF THE KILLED AND WOUNDED.
The Outbreak Suppressed---Return of the Troops---Various Scenes and Incidents.
The First Battle by Tonnage Men.
Harper's Ferry, October 18th––3:10 A.M.––The first battle was mainly fought by the railroad tonnage men from Martinsburg, who came down in great force, led by Capt. Alburtis. They attacked the rioters single-handed and fought most valiantly. One of the freight conductors, named Evan Dorsey, was shot in the abdomen, and two other conductors, named Bowman and Holbert, were also seriously wounded. Mr. Richardson was killed.
No damage has been done to the railroad or to the bridge, and little or none to the property in the town. The purpose of the insurrectionists seems to have been to hold the town until several thousand slaves could be collected, and then make a stampede through Maryland and across the Pennsylvania line. The parties that have started will be immediately pursued.
[Editor's Note: The majority of this article has been omitted from our transcription except for the portions directly mentioning the term "slave stampedes" or some variant.]
"The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry," Baltimore (MD) Sun, October 19, 1859, p. 1