Winchester and Fisher's Hill — letter from General Early to General Lee.
Headquarters V. D., October 9th, 1864, (New Market.) General R. E. Lee:
General,--I they, together with Breckenridge's division, were encamped (Ramseur being at Winchester, to cover the road from Berryville) to Bunker Hill, and on the 18th I moved Gemy's cavalry in check should it advance up that valley.
The enemy's loss at Winchester was very heavy.
Dr. McGuire has received a letter from a member of his famil who states that 5,800 of the enemy's wounded were brought to the hospital at Winchester, and that the total wounded was between 6,000 and 7,000, and a gentleman who of our Surgeons, left at Woodstock, that the number of wounded in hospital at Winchester was the same as stated in the letter to Dr. McGuire, and I am satisfied from e to rally it. The artillery behaved splendidly, both on this occasion and at Winchester.
I had to order the guns to be withdrawn, but the difficulties of the ground