A correspondent of the Philadelphia Press
, writing from Brandy Station, Va.
, on the sixth of August, says:
Some people have contended that Stuart
no longer had command of the Rebel
cavalry, but that Fitz-Hugh Lee
was the chief of that branch of the army.
Whether this be so or not, as I before stated, Stuart
last Saturday, for Buford
ate his dinner in a cosy little house, nestled among pines, cedars, and jessamine about one and a half miles from Culpeper
, where General Stuart
and staff were going to dine.
Every luxury and delicacy that could be procured in this poor ransacked country was smiling on the white, spotless linen which covered the table.
The chairs were placed, the wine ready to be uncorked, the piano in the dear little parlor open as it was left but a few minutes before.
The fair occupant of the stool (I hope I am not slandering her features when I call them fair) had no doubt hurried on a sun-bonnet and slipped off to Culpeper
The “Bonnie blue flag” would not sound so well in the old parlor, and she feared General Buford
and staff could not appreciate her selection of songs.
However, the dinner was appreciated; and if smacking of lips and looks of regret at the fragments they could not eat was of any significance, the dishes prepared by these kind people met with the appreciation of all the partakers.