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And now at half past ten, are still passing
This afternoon, late, we were coming home from
a news gathering walk, and we saw Banks and
his staff ride in. His army is just outside of the
town, and there is every prospect that another battle
will be fought tomorrow on the same ground where
the one was fought just 2 months ago.
We have had a most exciting and fatiguing
day. and I fell worn out. We go to bed
with the prospect of being roused at daylight by the
sounds of battle. Some troops have come in
the cars this evening, which shows that they do not
intend to continue their flight without fighting.
They say 15000 are coming, but so far, only a few
companies have arrived. My last line was written
late Saturday night, May 24th, and now Tuesday
afternoon May 27th I can scarcely compose my thoughts
sufficiently to attempt a collected account of what has
occurred in the interval. Thanks be to the Lord
we are free !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On Sunday morning
at daylight we were waked by the sound of cannonading
There had been a constant commotion all night
of cavalry and small parties of infantry passing up
and down the street, but nothing to indicate that the
enemy intended leaving here. The first indicated
that the battle was much nearer to town than that
fought on the 21st of March. We did not get up at