al forces out of the valley, marched to the very walls of Washington City, causing the withdrawal of a large force from the front of Lee, for the protection of the city.
（3rd) You fell back into Virginia, when your force reduced by fighting and marching could not have exceeded 9,000 men. Sheridan was sent to meet you with 35,000 or 40,000 men. Up to this period your campaign was brilliantly successful.
The disproportion was vastly greater between your forces and Sheridan's than between Jackson's and Shields' at Kernstown.
If it had been possible to reinforce you at Winchester to the extent of 20,000, you would have driven Sheridan into the Potomac.
（4th) Now observe.
After Kernstown, Jackson fell back up the valley, was reinforced by Ewell; the latter was left to hold Banks in check.
Jackson marched with his own force, 4,500 men, took command of Johnston's force of two brigades, 3,500 men, defeated Milroy, 7,000 men, returned centre with Ewell and with a force, now somethi