[from the diary of Lt. John Tyler of the Letcher Artillery]
May 9th Did
not get up this morning till after
breakfast was over so Tom B. Ellis
M. & I took our breakfast together.
Very warm today. Wrote a letter to
Jennie. This afternoon heard firing
of artillery for an hour or two on our
right, have not heard the cause yet.
by here, in a wagon with an old negro
driving. They were straglers [sic] from a
regiment which some of our cav-
-alry pounced on and captured on
the other side the Rappahannock.
[transcription by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]