Army Orders Placing Certain Powers in the Hands of State Governors––Brigadier Generals Appointed––Stampede of Negroes from Lewinsville––The Colors of the 79th N.Y. Regiment Restored––All Quiet in the cmaps.

   ...There was a stampede of negroes, 14 in number, consisting of men, women and children in the neighborhood of Lewinsville to-day. They came to our lines, saying they were to be sent to Manassas this morning. Gen. Smith sent them to Washington. They belonged to the estate of the late Commodore Jones. They stated that they left at home only a daughter of the Commodore, her mother having departed some time ago for Manassas Junction....

[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.]


"Telegraph to the Herald - Stampede of Negroes from Lewinsville,"Boston (MA) Herald, September 17, 1861, p. 2

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