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e times of the Revolution; and if there were not so many brave and gallant sons to defend the Old Dominion her daughters would form a regiment to aid in driving back our dastardly Northern foe. As it should be, woman is not taken from her sphere, and the gentle offices of tenderness and mercy are left for her to perform; and when "weighed in the balance, she will not be found wanting" Woman's nature and woman's willingness has been fully tested and proven, in the little inland town of Middleburg. A call being made to organize a company of nurses, the ladies responded to it with alacrity, and eleven offered to leave their families when called upon to devote themselves to the alleviation of the sufferings of their brave defenders. Since I have been here wagon load after wagon load of provisions and necessaries have been sent to the sick at different stations, gotten up with energy and dispatch by the ladies of the place, and a committee has been formed to send weekly to the hospit