THE VIRGINIA “UNIONISTS” MADE THEIR ESCAPE—A dispatch from Hagerstown, Md., (June 20,) to the Northern press, says:
Cook, well known for his distinguished services as commander of the Home Guards
of Sharpsburg, arrived here this evening, and reports that the Virginia pickets have
re-appeared at various points along the Potomac river.Sixty appeared at Harper’s Ferry this morning
to arrest Union men who had returned there.
to-day a company
of Cavalry appeared at the Ferry, when the citizens immediately crossed the
river in boats, swam, or any other available mode of escape.They were fired upon by the Secession troops,
and nineteen citizens killed and wounded.Many had their clothing pierced with bullets.
at the people
above Harper’s Ferry raised a Union flag.The Confederates fired upon it.Their pickets appeared also to-day at dam No. 4.