Union men about; that it must be certainly discovered before it could be executed.
Finding I could not act there, I crossed the Potomac in an open boat pulled by four negroes.
On reaching the Virginia side, I went to the residence of Dr. Howe (Hooe), about twenty miles from Fredricksburg.
This place I reached at 1 A. M. This gentlemen was a perfect stranger to me, but he received me kindly, entertained me handsomely, he and his charming family so soon to be rendered houseless and homeless b, of the United States gunboat, a name ever to be remembered, desecrated as the insulter of unprotected females, firing into barns and houses, and everything but what might have been expected of an officer or a gentleman.
The same day Dr. Howe (Hooe), chartered a buggy and drove me to Fredricksburg, where I arrived at six o'clock in the afternoon.
On registering my name at the hotel, a gentleman, Mr. Chew, introduced himself to me, and insisted most kindly on taking me to his house, where he