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licit the privilege of going with us, as they say, to the land of freedom. Every plantation on the road has to pay tribute to the Yank, according to their stock, which is never very definitely ascertained, for time presses, and we come down on them like June bugs, cleaning them out of every thing in the line of forage, horses, mules, provision, etc. Tuesday was rainy, with sleet. We cross the north branch of the Chickahominy and Pamunkey rivers, and pass a large mansion belonging to a Dr. Bassett, whose darkeys all leave and become contrabands. This is at Ashland, and a sign-post shows us seventeen miles to Richmond. The railroad passes through this place, or rather it did, for we tore up the track for miles and burned the station. We now cross the south branch of the Pamunkey River, on a high bridge. My mules being weary, the General gave orders to destroy some of the load, which I did by throwing twenty-six boxes of ammunition into the river. After our forces had crossed,