We were driving Sedgwick
's infidels across Banks's Ford, when a Yankee officer was seen making his way through the streets of Fredericksburgh
, where we had no troops at the time, in order to gain the opposite side of the river.
A number of ladies, standing on a porch at the time, saw the runaway and cried out, “Stop him!
when a Miss Philippa Barbour
, a niece of Colonel Phil. Barbour
, of Virginia
, with a number of other ladies gave chase, and ran the Yankee
officer nearly down, who, convulsed with laughter at the sport and the idea of being pursued by ladies, became nearly exhausted, and gave up on being hemmed in at the corner of a garden fence.
The ladies took him prisoner and locked him up in a room until our troops again entered the city.--Mobile Tribune