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which was to leave W on Monday. We found our
pickets at Edinburg, and told the officer, and when
we arrived here a soldier was sent at once to New-
market to telegraph to Gen. Early in Staunton of the raid,
and of our being banished from our home, and
asking for Army transportation from this point,
The river at the edge of this town was so swollen
by the late thaw, as to be past fording, and Mr
John Miller from Newton, (who has the reputation
of being the kindest man in the world) immediately
adopted us and did everything possible for our
comfort, he and Betsy were really distressed that
they could not take us all to stay with them, but
their house is very small and crowded, but we
secured two very nice rooms in the hotel here, with
fires furnished, but nothing else, fortuately, our
provisions hold out well, and we lead a very pleas-
ant picnic life. We found we should be obliged
to remain here several days, from being unable
to cross the river even if the raid should not come
as we expected. Some persons thought it was
going to Gordonsville through the Luray valley,
Last night Col. Moor came from Edinsburg to see
us, and we were all taking a nice little supper
in our room, When Phil Boyd rushed in [...]
[...] Yankees were com[...] [...]
[...] in a little while all the [...]
[...] were off swimming their horses across the [...]
or hiding in the mountains, We had warned all
the soldiers about Woodstock and Edinsburg to get out
of the way. This morning early our last pickets passed
through here with those vlie [Jsse sencts] at their [heals],
and in five minutes the advance of the Yankees
began to [pass]. Sheridan himself is in command,
with from 12 15 14 000 cavalry, four pieces of Artillery