Friendly slave for Mass. Officer

The Friendly Slave   One of the officers of the Massachusetts 20th, who was in the battle at Ball’s Bluff from early morning until late at night, states that he did not leave the Virginia shore until 9 P.M., when he found a friendly negro, who, in the hour of darkness, ferried him across in his skiff to a place of safety upon the Maryland shore.

(Liberator, Nov., 1861, pg 3)