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delicacies, to which we have for a long time been strangers. There are some nice people about here, though strong secesh. I went the other day to see a fine view, which is to be had from the Monroe estate. It is at present in the hands of a Major Fairfax, who is on Longstreet's staff. While on the ground I received a polite message from Mrs. Fairfax, saying she would be glad to see me and show me the house, whereupon I called, and found her very affable and ladylike and very courteous. I aMrs. Fairfax, saying she would be glad to see me and show me the house, whereupon I called, and found her very affable and ladylike and very courteous. I apologized for my intrusion, but she said she did not so consider it; that she was always glad to see the officers of our army, knowing they took an interest in the place from its having been the former residence of a President of the United States. She referred to the war in a delicate manner, and said her husband, the Major, was at home when Pleasanton attacked Aldie, and that he had barely time to mount his horse and get off before their people were obliged to retire. I spent a half-hour cha
Everett, Edward, I, 213; II, 249, 318, 319, 323. Ewell, Richard S., I, 196, 386; II, 16, 19, 24, 26-28, 31, 41, 42, 45, 48, 51, 57, 60, 61, 69, 90, 95, 99, 100, 102, 128, 131, 211, 270, 310, 327, 352, 353, 355, 373, 383, 384, 388. F Fairfax, Major, I, 389. Fairfax, Mrs., I, 389. Fair Oaks, battle of, May 31 to June 1, 1862, I, 271. Falls, Col., I, 302. Farias, Gomez, I, 190. Fassitt, J. B., II, 399. Faulkner, Charles J., II, 274. Featherstone, W. F., I, 287, 290, 292Fairfax, Mrs., I, 389. Fair Oaks, battle of, May 31 to June 1, 1862, I, 271. Falls, Col., I, 302. Farias, Gomez, I, 190. Fassitt, J. B., II, 399. Faulkner, Charles J., II, 274. Featherstone, W. F., I, 287, 290, 292. Felton, Mr., II, 165. Ferrero, Edward, II, 266, 346, 349. Field, Gen., I, 266, 293, 296. Fife, Earl of, II, 254. Fisher, Mr., I, 47. Fisher, Henry, I, 220. Fisher, Joseph W., II, 87. Fisher, Julia, I, 266. Fisher, Rhodes, I, 47. Fitzsimons, Thomas, I, 2, 3. Floyd, J. B., I, 246. Follarde, Major-Gen., I, 365. Foote, A. H., I, 245, 246. Forney, I, 374; II, 145, 161, 248. Fort Donelson, capture of, Feb. 16, 1862, I, 246. Fort Henry, surrender of, F