Series 1, Volume 27, part 3, p. 632
Sandy Hook, July 10, 1863.
Sir: Had a flag of truce to Harper’s Ferry to-day to get a child across. Learned that rebels there are in ignorance of events. They seemed to think we were cut off from Baltimore. Wanted to know the name of commanding general. Found out that the pontoons coming down the river are some that were lost a week and a half ago; that they thought Lee in Frederick, and that he had captured thirty-six regiments. Too hazy to see Williamsport.
John R. Meigs,
Lieutenant, Commanding Iron-Clads.
(Similar to Meade.)
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: July 1863