Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Orlando Gray to Juliana Smith Reynolds, May 26, 1862
Capt Hamilton and my self visited a Cecesh house last evening. The Occupants Consisted of the owner, his wife and sisterinlaw. These were the first White women we have seen since we left Williamsburgh [Williamsburg]. The poor Deluded Creatures were nearly Scared to death but yet Strong Secessionists. They complained bitterly of the treatment they have recivd at the hands of the soldiers but they recivd but little comfort from us for we gently reminded them that they had been instrumental in bring on the war and now they were reaping the benifits. But as we get all our news out of the newspapers it is useless for me to writing what probably you will have read long before you recive this.
I stopped writing having heard that the mail had arrived at head Quarters and thinking that probably their might be a letter for me and sure enough there was and I knew from the well filled envelope that it was from the same dear friend that