trust, and caution them against carrying news forward, as it may thereby reach the enemy. Respectfully, your obedient servant,
T. J. Jackson, Major-General.
Colonel — I congratulate you upon the success of yesterday. Send the prisoners to Staunton, and also the captured property, if you can spare it. If you have need of it, let it be accounted for to Major J. A. Harman, by your Quartermaster, as captured property, and as such taken up on his return. If you can meet me in Staunton by five o'clock to-morrow morning, I hope you will do so, as I desire to have a personal interview with you. Instead of sending your dispatches to General Winder, please continue to send them directed to me. Your most obedient servant,
T. J. Jackson, Major-General.P. S.--I do not wish you to leave your command, unless you can safely do so. I will be at Mount Sidney to-night about ten o'clock. Can you meet me there? I will be on my horse at the north end of the town, so you need not inquire after me. I do not desire it to be known that I am absent from this point.
T. J. J.Encourage citizens in driving their cattle on this side of the lines, but do not take any further steps, and say to those who come on this side that for a few days they will have to remain on this side, as no one is permitted to pass the lines to the enemy's side.
T. J. J.