Wednesday, July 27, 2011

1861 July 27 Fairfax Station [Virginia]

My darling Jennie

I have recd your letters by David and learn that
Ned has gone home to Fincastle. I am deeply & severely
grieved that your father is so unkind & that your so much
disatisfied--At present I can do nothing. I can neither
go to you nor can you come to me I am 12 miles
from post office or any sort of public conveyance
So soon as the bridges on the road are repaired
I hope it will be better and you & the children
can come to see me if I cant get to see you--I
am determined to go up to see you so soon as the
leave can be obtained which I fear will be
some time--I hope the children are all well by
this time--They had a great alarm in Harrisonburg
on Sunday last from a report that the enimy
with 500 negroes was advancing on the place
Mrs. Mary Hineberger & Mrs Colt [?] were so alarmed that
they subsequently died--I am glad you were not
there & hope you can stay at Gordonsville until
I can make some arrangement to move you
nearer to me--which I will do as soon as
I can--I enclose to you the official Report of

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our Brigade in the action of Sunday made by
Genl Elzy--You will see from it that we
all behave[d?] gallantly-take care of it and
pursue it carefully. I want to have it
published. I send this by Lieut Cowherd who
goes to Richmond

Yours very Affectionately
E.T.H. Warren

Mary Heneberger, wife of Andrew Ellis Heneberger, 1825-1861

Lieut Edwin Festus Cowherd, Company C. of the 13th Va.

[annotations by John P. Mann IV]

Fourth Regiment Virginia Volunteers and later Colonel of the 10th Virginia Infantry.

MSS 7786-g

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