lutely necessary for troops in the field.
The corps of Banks and Fremont were in the valley of the Shenandoah, between Winchester and Middletown, the bulk of the forces being in the vicinity of the latter place.
One division of McDowell's corps w of their duties.
Brig.-Gen. Julius White, with one brigade, was in the beginning of the campaign placed in command at Winchester.
He was selected for that position because I felt entire confidence in his courage and ability, and during the whole o18,671
Third Army Corps,17,6049712,90421,479
Deduct Infantry Brigade stationed at Winchester,2,500
Deduct Regiment and Battery at Front Royal,1,000
Deduct Cavalry unfit for service,3,000--6,500
Total, 46,858eliable men for that purpose, and instruct them that if they find any difficulty in returning to you they shall go into Winchester, and communicate their information to Gen. White.
You will receive instructions as to your movements in the morning.