On the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Confederate cavalry catch the last train from Harpers Ferry
As the Confederate cavalry screened the advance of the Army of Northern Virginia advancing towards Pennsylvania, its activity in western Virginia increased. Having crossed the Potomac at Point-of-Rocks, Maryland, mounted units about eight miles east of Harpers Ferry intercepted the last of five military trains hurriedly departing the area for Baltimore on the Baltimore and Ohio line. The locomotive and twenty-three loaded cars were destroyed and the crew and fifteen passengers left on foot. (By John Osborne)
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1864), VII: 10.