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rections are received from you. The wounded are tenderly cared for. I appreciate your offer, but Baltimore will claim it as her right to pay all expenses incurred.
“ Very respectfully,
“ GEO. WM. BROWN,
“Mayor of Baltimore.”
To this the following reply was returned by the Governor:
" To His Honor George Wm. Brown, Mayor of Baltimore:
“DEAR SIR:- I appreciate your kind attention to our wounded and our dead, and trust that at the earliest moment the remains of our fallen will return to us.
“I am overwhelmed with surprise that a peaceful march of American citizens over the highway to the defence of our common Capitol should be deemed aggressive by Baltimoreans. Through New York the march was triumphal.
“JOHN A. ANDREW, Governor of Massachusetts."
Of the citizens of Baltimore, there were seven killed and many wounded. Mr. R. W. Davis was shot dead near the Camden station; the others killed were John McGhan, Sebastian Gies, Patrick Clark, B. Thomas Miles, Wm. C. Maloney, W. Reed. Wounded, Patrick Griffin, fatally, others unknown.
The Massachusetts soldiers killed in Baltimore were A. O. Whitney and Luther C. Ladd, of Lowell.
Wounded and left in Baltimore - Sergeant Ames of the Lowell City Guards, slightly; private E. Coburn, of the same place, shot in the head, not fatal; private Michael Green of Lawrence, slightly; S. H. Needham, skull fractured (since died); another, name unknown, at the infirmary, badly wounded; H. W. Danforth and Edward Cooper were shot in the thigh ; also Capt. J. H. Dike, of
Company C., Stoneham Light Infantry, received a ball wound in the head, and was left at Baltimore.
The following are the names of the wounded who proceeded on to Washington:
Company C, Stoneham Light Infantry. Henry Dyke, ball wound in the leg.
W. H. Young, hit by a brickbat on the head.
Stephen Flanders, bad wound on the head by a brickbat.
H. Perry, wounded on the knee by brickbat.
Joshua W. Pennall, knocked in the head by a brickbat.
John Kempton, several bad bruises on the legs and arms from paving stones.
Morris Meade, wounded in the leg by a brickbat.
Lieut. James Rowe, two side cuts in the head from brickbats.
Daniel Brown, third finger of the left hand shot off.
Company D, Lowell. C. H. Chandler, wounded in the head by a brick. (Pop-corn man.)
Company I, Lawrence. V. G. Gingrass, shot through the arm.
Alonzo Joy, two fingers shot off.
Company D. W. H. Samson, struck in the eye and on the back of the head with paving stones, with other severe bruises on the body.
Charles Stinson of Company C, of Lowell, had nose broken with a brick.
Company D. Ira W. Moore, badly wounded on left arm with brickbat.
Geo. Alexander, back of the head and neck badly cut with a brick.
The names of the brave soldiers who fell in this heroic expedition will stand on our nation's history parallel with those of the Revolution, and be immortalized with the sacred memories which cluster around the men of Concord and Lexington.
It is stated that one of the Massachusetts soldiers who was mortally wounded and bled to death, while in the last struggles stood erest, raised his right hand toward heaven, and exclaimed, -"All hail to the stars and stripes!” and instantly expired.
April 21. Thus far it appears that the Sixth Regiment, under Col. Jones, has arrived in Washington, forcing its way through Baltimore. The Fourth Regiment under Col. Packard, and the Third under Col. Wardrop, were safely landed at Fortress Monroe. The Eighth Regiment under Col. Munroe of Lynn, accompanied by Brig. General Butler, has reached Annapolis, by steamers from Philadelphia, en route for Washington, the railway communication having been temporarily interrupted.
Having followed them to their destination, we leave them here, and take a general survey of the whole country.
A diabolical attempt was made to poison the Fourth Regiment while on board the “ State of Maine” at New York, previous to leaving for Fortress Monroe, on the eighteenth, by sending poisoned brandy on board. One died, and four or five others suffered very much from its influence, but recovered. The perpetrator of the outrage is unknown April 19th.
The President issued a proclamation ordering the blockade of the ports of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, and declaring that if any person, acting under the pretended authority of said States, shall molest a vessel of the United States, or the persons or cargo on board, such person shall be deemed guilty of piracy.
General Scott issued an order extending the military department of Washington so as to include the District of Columbia and the States of Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania, and appointing Major-General Patterson to the command.
Governor Hicks, of Maryland, and Mayor Brown, of Baltimore, informed the President that it was not possible for soldiers to pass through- Baltimore unless they fought their way. President Lincoln replied that no more troops would pass through the city for the present, provided they were allowed to pass armed around the city unmolested.
The city council of Philadelphia appropriated one million dollars to equip volunteers and support their families.
Governor Buckingham, of Connecticut, issued a proclamation calling for the Second Regiment of volunteers. Fourteen thousand dollars were subscribed at Norwich, for the families of volunteers.
Rhode Island Marine Artillery arrived in New York with six pieces of artillery, and left same day for Washington. Governor Hicks, of Maryland, telegraphed Governor Sprague, of Rhode Island, as follows:
Governor Hicks to Governor Sprague:-“Iunderstand you are about to proceed to Washington with the Rhode Island regiment. I advise you not to take them through Baltimore, and thus save trouble."
Governor Sprague to Governor Hicks :- The Rhode Island Regiment are going to fight, and it matters not whether they fight in Baltimore or Washington."
The war feeling was increasing. New companies were concentrating. Seventeen hundred volunteers, from Ohio, arrived in Pittsburg, Pa., en route for Washington. From Springfield, Ill., we learn that forty-nine companies had been accepted, and tenders of as many more had been made. All the railroad companies of the State had volunteered to carry accepted companies to the place of rendezvous free of charge.
In Chicago, two thousand men had signed the musterroll. The Zouave regiment was fast filling up, and the enthusiasm was intense.
A dispatch from Harrisburg, Pa., April 18th, says:“A large number of companies have arrived, and the camp, forming a mile above the city, is alive with excitement to-night. The whole population are in the streets. Two companies are quartered in the legislative halls. There will be eight thousand troops here by Saturday. Every train brings hundreds. A special messenger has been sent to Washington for arms."
It will be remembered that only three days have elapsed since the President issued his proclamation calling for troops. A correspondent writes from Washington, under date April 19th :-“Twenty-four companies, averaging one hundred men, have already been mustered into the service of the government. Five hundred Pennsylvania troops arrived this afternoon. Several were hurt with stones while passing through Baltimore. They are quartered in the Capitol.
66 The old hall of the House of Representatives, where Clay, Adams, Webster, Calhoun, McDuffie and hundreds of others, eminent in public life, deliberated, is now turned into barracks. Company E (Washington) are quartered in the handsome room on Revolutionary Claims. Two of the Pennsylvania companies are quartered in the luxurious committee-rooms of the north wing. The soldiers had Brussels carpets, marble wash-stands, and all that sort of thing, but seemed to think they should prefer to all this to have a bite of something to eat, as they had tasted nothing since a hasty early breakfast at Harrisburg. They had suffered, too, miserably from thirst on the way, and, at one station where they stopped, were glad to quench their thirst in a pool of muddy water standing in a field. This, with the hostile reception received at Baltimore, gave them a pretty rude taste of soldiers' life.