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June 13th, 1862. Good news at last. Four letters were received last night by way of Ashland. We learn that we certainly whipped the Yankees on the 31st of May and 1st of June, and that Jackson has had a most glorious campaign in the Valley. We are grieved to hear that the gallant Ashby has been killed, and trust that it is a mere rumour, and that God has spared his valuable life. My sons were not in the late fight, but are stationed at Strawberry Hill, the home of my childhood. Every thing is being stolen on these two places and elsewhere. A lieutenant on General Porter's staff rode up this evening to ask M. to sell him butter, fowls, eggs, etc. She told him that her poultryyard had been robbed the night before by some of his men. He professed great horror, but had not gone fifty yards when we heard the report of a pistol, and this wonderfully proper lieutenant of a moment before had shot the hog of an old negro woman who lives here.
, 1862. Good news at last. Four letters were received last night by way of Ashland. We learn that we certainly whipped the Yankees on the 31st of May and 1st of few days to Richmond, that he may again enter upon the duties of his office. Ashland is our destiny for next year; the difficulty of obtaining a house or board in pending a few days with our friends at the University, proceed to Richmond and Ashland. October 3d, 1862, University of Virginia. Arrived here yesterday, and mm here to spend a few days with my sisters, while Mr.--went on to Richmond and Ashland. I do nothing but listen-for my life during the last three months has been qur to run the blockade with her baby, and there is no other way open to her. Ashland, October 19, 1862. We are now snugly fixed in Ashland. Our mess consists oAshland. Our mess consists of Bishop J. and family, Major J. and wife, Lieutenant J. J. and wife (our daughter,) Mrs. S. and daughter, of Chantilly, Mr.--, myself, and our two young daughters —
is utter terror and dismay during its presence. Ashland, February 22d A very deep snow this morning. Tht time it was ever administered by Episcopalians in Ashland. There were fifty communicants, the large majorityartermaster's Department, and removed his family to Ashland for cheapness. He was very highly educated and generday, in a car, to Richmond. Almost every lady in Ashland visited the car, with a wreath or a cross of the moin she gathered up her little flock, and came on to Ashland. Her little threeyears old boy explored the boardi, and we are constantly expecting them to raid upon Ashland. We have a good force at The Junction, and at the e shall probably have to take the little cottage at Ashland, notwithstanding its reputation-either the cottage ands! Cedar Hill, October 4, 1863. We came to Ashland on the 29th, to attend the sale of the house in whiis much more convenient to live in Richmond than in Ashland, so that we have rented the little cottage to anoth
lt that all was right. In a very short time families had retired to their chambers, and quietness reigned in this hitherto perturbed street. For ourselves, we were soon asleep. To-day General Stuart telegraphs that the enemy were overtaken at Ashland by Lomax's Brigade, and handsomely repulsed. We have just heard that they have taken the road to Dover's Mills, and our men are in hot pursuit. Thursday, may 12, 1864. The cannon is now roaring in our ears. It cannot be more than three pitiable to see how the rations are being reduced by degrees. The Government is exerting itself for the relief of the soldiers. God have mercy upon and help us! June 4, 1864. There has been skirmishing for some days. One day a fight at Ashland, another at Cold Harbour; but yesterday the heaviest cannonading I ever heard continued all day, until after dark. The fighting was between Bethesda Church and Cold Harbour. We were well fortified, and General Lee reports great success to our