young ladies missed the step and fell.
With his accustomed gallantry, Captain Maury sprang to her side and picked her up. When she was on her feet the young soldier was introduced to the young lady.
It was Miss Nannie Mason, daughter of Mr. Wiley Roy Mason, of King George county.
The exigencies of the service demanded the departure of Captain Maury for the front in a week or two, but he was a great deal with the little Virginia beauty, and when he left they found they had lost much happiness.
While Lieutenant Maury was on duty at West Point he had opportunity to come to Virginia with comparative frequency, and he often saw his sweetheart.
After several trips, they were married at Cleveland, the fine country home of Mr. Mason in King George, in 1852.
The occasion was one of a generous hospitality, which was long remembered in the county.
There were eight bridesmaids and groomsmen.
Lieutenant Maury asked his old classmates—McClellan and Burnside—to be of the number, but they w