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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), A heroine. (search)
A heroine. June 10.--A short time since, Mr. Harry Robins, from Illinois, settled with his family in York county, near York River, Va. A few weeks since he was waited upon by a company of secessi
itted the place: For two days, however, parties were seen lurking about the place, and at last Mr. Robins, not feeling safe, managed to make his escape to Fortress Monroe, and claimed protection from Gen. Butler, which was cordially granted.
On the day of the engagement at Bethel, Mr. Robins took his place in the ranks, acted as a guide, and did the duty of a soldier on the field in the thickes the retreat cut off all hopes of accomplishing his object.
On the night of the 11th inst., Mrs. Robins, finding her house was still watched, and that Col. Magruder, at Yorktown, had offered a thou e little boy keeping watch over the little one while his mother went ahead with the other.
Mrs. Robins reports that there are about thirty thousand men between Yorktown and Big Bethel; that severa
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Index, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Index. (search)