erate army at Winchester, by — the forces under Shields and Banks, to insulate and overpower the right wing resting on the Pothat if Staunton were surrendered, the concentration of General Banks' and General Fremont's columns there must inevitably ocn the theatre of war, save those of McClellan and Johnston, Banks and Jackson, these views would have been correct.
But Geneof Staunton.
That place, he argued, would be the object of Banks's endeavors, rather than a junction with MOClellan in fronteason, he said the main Valley must not be left open to General Banks.
But unless the Confederates from Winchester moved so town, by the way of Berryville and Milwood, would place General Banks at the fords of the Shenandoah, and on the main roads f
On the other hand, he declared that he did not believe General Banks could cross the Blue Ridge, to bear upon General Johnstll probably be able to form some idea, when I tell you that Banks, who commands about 35,000 has his Headquarters in Charlest