From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/3/1864, p.1, c 6
A Romantic Marriage.
To the Editor of the Dispatch:
As an interesting incident of the war, I desire to give to the public, through the Dispatch, the following:
Mr. P______, of Williamsburg, recently wooed and won a fair lady, Miss M_______, of the same place. But one thing was wanting to perfect the marriage, viz: a parson, there not being one now in the ancient city. Mr P____ determined not to be thwarted. He communicated with parson Lightfoot Taylor, who lives six miles above Williamsburg, to meet him at the lines on a certain day for the purpose. The day arrived. The bridegroom and the bride arrayed themselves in their best attire and marched out with a bodyguard of Yankees to meet the parson’ and there, under a large tree, known as “Bright’s Oak,” surrounded by Yankee bayonets, the ceremony was performed, and P_____ became a happy man. Long may he wave.