“The Washington Evening Star” / Thursday May 1, 1862 ...

“VISITORS TO MANASSAS CAPTURED—It is dangerous for strangers to go to Manassas, and the travel there has been prohibited. The rebel guerilla parties are still hovering around that vicinity. It is feared that three civilians who left here on Saturday, on horseback, for Manassas Junction, have been captured, and are now on their way to Richmond. They have not been heard from since, nor were they seen by any of our troops after they left Centreville.”

[To commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, we are periodically posting day-of quotes from this popular Union D.C. war-time newspaper.]
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