1861 May 28

[ letter by unknown member of the family of Edward T.H. Warren begun on May 26 continues]

We have had such exciting times. The Federal troops are ex-
pected every moment. Very often it has been announced that
they were here while we feel we have no force to resist
Many have left town. Robt took Anne and Ginnie this
morning to Middleburg. It was thought unsafe for them
I have been all day packing up any and all articals of clothing
which we will not need before we move.Troops are
coming in and we shall have a battle here soon, and O the
consequences! I shrink from the picture of bleeding sufferers
on both sides. I would rather see than run.

[letter pauses here and will resume on May 30]

MSS 7786-l

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