family, and Mrs. Stuart were that morning (the 12th) at the depot doing all in their power to relieve the many wounded and dying who had been started to Richmond by General Lee, but captured by the Yankees while on their way and left by them at Beaver Dam, two days before.
While there, at about twelve o'clock, Colonel Fontaine received the dispatch, which read as follows: General Stuart has been seriously wounded; come at once.
Colonel Fontaine hurried the party home, but did not tell Mrs. Stuhaving been destroyed between those points, and at a few minutes after one o'clock they started — there not having been one moment's delay.
The Rev. Dr. Woodbridge, who had been visiting his son, a member of General Stuart's command, reached Beaver Dam that morning, and at once offered to escort Mrs. Stuart in her sad journey.
Mr. Charles Carter, of Hanover county, proved himself also the kind and attentive friend.
Some two hours or more were consumed in reaching Ashland, for the engineer