Wednesday, 22 June, 1864

I was so much relieved last night to hear by Walter that the Yankees had left the C. H. and a portion of General Rosser’s command were there that I feel as if a burden was lifted off.1 – – We ventured to cut wheat today. Larkin, Frederick cutting. – – Martha got dinner. – – I wrote to Mary this morning by Walter. – – Sent some lamb, buttermilk, honey, bread &c to Ju’s by Martha and for Stuart to stay some time. – – Nan went with her and returned to supper, but Stuart was too puny to come.2 Will send him in a day or two. Brought some things to wash for him. Parky _?_.

  1. The Confederate cavalry under General Wade Hampton, keeping between Sheridan’s cavalry and Richmond, shadowed the Federals after the Battle of Tevilian Station as they swung east and south to join Grant at Petersburg. Some of General Thomas Lafayette Rosser’s troops seem to have crossed the Pamunkey into King William, looking for stragglers perhaps. Hampton and Sheridan will clash at the Battle of Samaria Church in Charles City County in two days.  (back)
  2. Stuart is Dr. Ju’s son, Robert Stuart Littlepage, born 10 Sept, 1862. After 10 years of marriage Stuart is Ju and Mag’s only surviving child.  (back)