Tuesday night, May 20, 1862.
No war news of special interest yesterday and to- day.
This morning it was reported that a dispatch had come stating
that the Federal ironclad steamer Monitor was on shore and we
had captured part of her crew. The cars brought the true account —
some of the crew who came ashore were killed or captured. Mrs.
Sowers has left me her executor. Tate came up this eve-
ning, and is here. The enemy lately at Jackson's River
have gone off. Jackson's army moved from Stribling Springs,
down the Valley, this morning. Imboden (J. D.) came in
and took supper with us last night, Mrs. Trout and her
sister Harriet Stribling called after their supper, and sat till