Hillsborough Recorder (NC)
May 29, 1861
Gap Junction, May 24
have escaped safely from Alexandria. The
famous Col. Ellsworth, of the N. York Zouaves (Pet
Lambs), entered the Marshall House to-day, and attempted to lower a Confederate
Flag, which was flying over the building.
Mr. Jackson, the proprietor, resented the injury, and shot Ellsworth,
killing him instantly. Jackson was
afterwards cut to pieces by the saber bayonets of the Zouaves. He died nobly defending his flag, and Virginia
should erect a monument to his memory.
FERRY—A letter says that there are 12,000 men at this place.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]