In the beginning of the year, General Jackson moved from Winchester with four brigades of infantry and a regiment of cavalry, to drive the Federaovement is being made to cut off General Loring's command.
Order him back to Winchester immediately.
After I had received from General Jackson information of this sr to him, directing the evacuation of Romney, and withdrawal of our troops to Winchester.
On a former occasion I ventured to appeal to your excellency against sucng with a Federal force greatly superior to his own, was within four miles of Winchester, General Jackson
March 12th. fell back slowly before him to Strasburg — marcA. M., on the 23d, at Strasburg, he expressed the hope that he should be near Winchester that afternoon; and at ten o'clock that night he wrote, in his brief manner, that he attacked the Federal army at Kernstown at 4 P. M. and was repulsed by it at dusk.
In his formal report, written on the 29th of April, he reported that his f