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were generally successful in repulsing the enemy, who were pressing vigorously and closely upon our rear. The stages proceeding down the Valley were stopped at Woodstock on Saturday morning, the enemy having appeared in formidable force at Strasburg, on the Valley turnpike, seventeen miles from Winchester, and twelve miles below Woodstock. Where this force came from is not known, though passengers report that they came over from Front Royal.--From Front Royal to Strasburg is nearly twentyStrasburg is nearly twenty miles, or a full day's march for infantry. The passengers who came up on the returned stages from Woodstock report that during Saturday night they heard heavy and brisk cannonading down the Valley, and the presumption was that General Early's division, which was guarding the wagon train, was engaged with the enemy. Those with whom we conversed, who had any knowledge of the situation of affairs, think that no danger was to be apprehended of the capture of any considerable portion of o
army must debouch to cover its communication by way of Culpeper and Gordonsville. If we take Culpeper or Gordonsville, as what military writers call the "objective point," (and it is evident Lee has to make this in order to cover his line of retreat to Richmond,) it is obvious that a force moving to the east of the Blue Ridge mountains, and hugging that range will be on the shorter line as compared with a force moving down the Shenandoah Valley. Lee's route must be by way of Winchester, Strasburg, and Front Royal, and debauching, to make Culpeper, through Chester Gap or Thornton Gap. We, on the other hand, marching by way of Berlin, Wheatland, and Warrenton, have a direct line. Lee has two sides of a great triangle to describe. Meade has but one. Previous to the inauguration of the campaign last autumn it was an anxious inquiry with Gen. McClellan which of these two lines of operation he should take. He at first determined to move by the Shenandoah valley, and a reconnaiss