We acted upon his suggestion, and leaving the Courthouse road, struck out for the Buffalo River
, which we waded, after crossing the South Branch
by a log, proceeded about two miles into the country, and stopped for the night at the Wesleyan Church, about five miles E. N. E. of Amherst Courthouse, and about three miles from New Glasgow Station, on the Charlottesville and Lynchburg R. R.
Here we were very kindly treated by the citizens of the neighborhood.
Rev. Robert Watts
loaned us the use of the Church
, and sent us an abundant supply of corn bread for our supper.
took our meal, cooked it, and made our coffee, besides accommodating us in several other ways very acceptable.
At this place we enjoyed ourselves immensely and slept undisturbed.
Marched at 8 o'clock this morning and took the road for New Glasgow.
On the route we passed the house of Mr. Maye
, at which we obtained some sorghum and had the pleasure of conversing a few minutes with a very patriotic and an exceedingly pretty young lady—his daughter
. Passing the house of a Mr. Lipscomb
and a Mr. Fletcher
, and arrived at New Glasgow, a little village of about twenty-five dwellings and two hundred inhabitants.
Here we met countless rumors for our hindrance.
had just left the place to go to his brother's farm, (twelve miles distant) to remain until he could arrive at some determination regarding his future course.
In view of the report that General Lee
had surrendered, not only the force present with him, but also all of the stragglers that might have been within twenty miles of him, at the time of the capitulation, he was under the impression that it was his duty to remain in the State
until he could learn further particulars.
In view of his action, several of our party were of the opinion that it would be better for us to remain in New Glasgow about a day longer in order, if possible, to obtain more information.
This suggestion met with a great deal of opposition, and we left the town and marched about a mile before it would be acceded to. It was then agreed to (in order to prevent breaking up the party), and having obtained lodgings at the residence of Mr. Grinnan
(a very kind, worthy gentleman) we put up for the night.
At New Glasgow, Mr. Pendleton
gave us a small quantity of sorghum and Mr. R. A. Coghill
a day's rations of meal and bacon.
In the country, near Mr. Grinnan
's, we obtained a quart of buttermilk.
Truly God has thrown our lines into pleasant