uted the Federal forces, under Major-Gen. Banks, successively at Front Royal, Middletown and Winchester, capturing several thousands of priso corps, to move forward from Middletown, cross the Shenandoah at Front Royal, and, pursuing the west side of the Blue Ridge, to take post at e stationed at Winchester,2,500
Deduct Regiment and Battery at Front Royal,1,000
Deduct Cavalry unfit for service,3,000--6,500
Total, 46r in the morning you will please send spies and scouts around by Front Royal to Thornton's Gap, and into the valley of the Shenandoah, to ascy is threatening or moving upon the valley of the Shenandoah via Front Royal, with designs upon the Potomac — possibly beyond.
Not knowing wenemy has marched for the Shenandoah valley, by way of Luray and Front Royal.
The column which has marched to-day toward Gaines's Cross Roadtion the enemy have taken on our right, whether to Rectortown or Front Royal, through Chester Gap.
He will either take the Carter Church roa