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“ [237] of such magnitude is achieved with greater success, and there never were more grateful hearts in the same number of men than when, at mid-day of the 26th, we stood on the opposite shore. My command had not suffered an attack and rout. It had accomplished a premeditated march of nearly sixty miles in the face of the enemy, defeating his plans, and giving him battle wherever he was found.”

An old “Rebel” must be pardoned for thinking that General Banks did not exert himself very strenuously to find his enemy on that memorable campaign, and that those were glorious days when we marched “down the Valley after ‘Stonewall's Quarter-master.’ ”

How we came back will be seen in our next Paper.

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