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Charles Lee, letter

May 9, 1861

"Twenty five armed men under B T Johnson left here this morning for Harpers Ferry and thirty five Baltimore ruffians the same that attacked Mass troops are now within one mile of this city on their way to join the Virginia rebels Communicate these facts to the War Dept"


Name: Charles Lee

Unit: unknown

Document Information

Type: Letter


  • Military/Battles

Event Location: Frederick City, Frederick Co., MD

Document Origin: Frederick City, Frederick Co., MD


Charles Lee to General Butler. Telegram. May 9, 1861. Boyd B. Stutler Collection Database, West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Obtained from Accessed on February 1