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In western Maryland, Confederate raiders capture and burn the Baltimore to Wheeling mail train

"The General," the locomotive commandeered at Kennesaw, Georgia, April 1862
03/30/1865
The daily mail train had left Baltimore, Maryland, bound for Wheeling in West Virginia.  About sixteen miles after passing Cumberland, Maryland, Confederate irregulars waylaid the locomotive, robbed the passengers of their cash and valuables, and set the carriages afire before escaping.  No injuries were reported.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Capture of a Mail Train by Guerillas near Green Spring," New York Herald, April 1, 1865, p. 8. 

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