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Chapter 5: return to Strasburg (continued)—Banks's flight to Winchester—Battle of Winchester. Turning now to Jackson's operations in the valley during the few days that intervened before he again confronted us at Front Royal, Strasburg, and Winchester, we shall find that this indefatigable captain, while resting for a few days in Elk Run Valley at the foot of Swift Run Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains, meditated an attack upon us at New Market or at Harrisonburg. See Jackson's letter to Lee, April 23, given in substance in Campaign in the Valley of Virginia in 1861-1862. By William Allan, Lieutenant-Colonel, etc., A. N. V. Jackson's army at this time numbered six thousand. But this was not enough for his purposes; he wanted an addition of Ewell's division and five thousand men from the force covering Fredericksburg. On the twenty-eighth of April he applied to Lee for a command sufficiently large to enable him to march out and attack Banks. On the 29th Lee replied that the