Monday night, June 23, 1862
The town perfectly quiet yesterday and to- day —
We have been cut off from intelligence, and there
has scarcely been a rumor — nothing in the least excit-
ing. According to report, Jackson's army was, when
last heard from, at Beaver Dam Depot, Hanover Co.
If so, the object must be to assail McClelland in the
rear. The Railroad cars are undoubtedly used for ar-
my transportation, or we should have had a train up.
Mails from Lexington and Harrisonburg, only: —
It is rumored that Fremont's army is guarding the
passes of the Blue Ridge, near Front Royal and
other fronts, anticipating Jackson's advance in that
quarter. Frazier remained till yesterday afternoon. —
John Barclay ^ came up and remained till church
time — Also James McClung. For some days past
I have employed my spare moments in working
around my grape vines. This evening I removed the
hard and poor soil from a young vine (next the
row of raspberry vines) and put in manure.
[transcription by the Valley of the Shadow project]