n, and accompany me, without loss of time, to Richmond, where he would present me to the authoritiesded observation at Charleston.
The train for Richmond left the station about noon, and I was of itsa long journey by rail-say from Montgomery to Richmond — was as hazardous as picket duty on the Potomac.
But our journey to Richmond was safely and comfortably accomplished.
Whizzing through the ricland of the Old Dominion; and, crossing the James river upon a bridge of giddy elevation, we enterehin the walls of the Confederate capital.
Richmond, the seat of government of Virginia, and, fory of its situation on the north bank of the James river, it impressed the stranger most agreeably bof the town in ashes.
The external aspect of Richmond, at the period of my first acquaintance with and.
In the uncertain state of affairs at Richmond, the prices of all articles in the shops augmride of three hours, passing directly through Richmond to the opposite side of the city, we reached
Mr D.‘s kind invitation on our arrival to dry our dripping garments and warm our chilled bodies before a roaring wood-fire in his large and comfortable family drawing-room.
Here we found two Englishmen, the Hon. Francis Lawley, the well-known Richmond correspondent of the Times, and Mr Vizetelly, who was keeping the readers of the Illustrated London news informed of the events of the war with pen and pencil, with both of whom we were to spend many pleasant hours in camp.
These gentlemen werehis family, numberless proofs of their great satisfaction in having us near them.
In accordance with his promise, Mr Vizetelly came now to pay us a longer visit, unaccompanied, however, to our regret, by Mr Lawley, who had been obliged to go to Richmond for the purpose of sending off his regular letter to the Times.
Our new guest was an old campaigner, who accommodated himself very readily to the hardships of camp life, and was soon established in his own tent, which I had caused to be erect