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Preparing to Swoop on M'Clellan.

near Weyer's Cave, June 16, 1862.
Major: As soon as any commander is ready to move down the Valley with his command, I desire him to do so, and he will encamp at such point as he may select between Staunton and Mount Crawford, without crossing North river. Please inform General Whiting and other commanders of this as they arrive in Staunton. It is desirable that the camp selected should fulfill the conditions of giving plenty wood and water and drill ground, and that the commander inform me of its location.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. J. Jackson, Major-General. Major A. W. Harman, Quartermaster, Staunton.

Jackson's references to selecting camping grounds are signally characteristic of him.

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