it is suitable for active service.
On the morning of the 12th we set out for Hanover county, where our headquarters had been established upon the farm of a Mr Timberlake, near Atlee's Station, on the line of the Virginia Central Railway. Mr Timberlake's house was situated in the midst of a forest of lofty oak and hickory treesMr Timberlake's house was situated in the midst of a forest of lofty oak and hickory trees, around which stretched fertile fields.
The proprietor himself was a pleasant, jovial old gentleman, who had two sons in our cavalry; and as he remitted no exertions to make us comfortable, we had really nothing to desire.
On the 14th Mrs Stuart arrived at a neighbouring mansion, and as she had accepted the General's invitation istant.
As several families accepted the invitation, Captain Fitzhugh and myself were sent in advance to make suitable preparations for their reception.
With Mr Timberlake's kind permission, assisted by a little army of negro servants, we plundered his house of its chairs and sofas, which were disposed in a semicircle beneath an