Friday, June 17, 2011

Monday June 17

Troops arrived at Marietta this morning from Cincinnati by railroad.  There are twelve hundred of them consisting of Artillery from Michigan & a German Regiment.  This the Ohio North under Col. Robert McCook.

The evacuation of Harpers Ferry is confirmed.  The railroad bridge across the Potomac was burnt by the rebels, also a large number of cars and other property belonging to the B & O RR Company.

Sketch of the destruction of the Rail Road Bridge

Photo of the destroyed bridge

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