From the Valley.
[Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch]
Mouny Jackson, April 7, 1862.
Our army is encamped near Mount Jackson
, a short distance from which place are the headquarters of our gallant leader.
The enemy are at Edinburg
, a small village, about ten miles below this.
There we burnt a bridge over a small stream, and in consequence, they have been held in check for more than a week by Col. Ashby
A has a skirmish almost daily with the invader, and disputes every mile with them.
They feel their way along very cautiously, and keep a sharp look out for a ‘"stone wall;"’ for, according to report, they ran against a ‘"stone wall,"’ near Winchester
, a short time since and received a blow which made them recoil in wonder and dismay.
Our troops are in fine spirits, and are willing to engage once more in the death struggle for liberty, though the enemy, as before, come in fearful odds.
For they well know what they have at stake when the battle cry of the foe is ‘subjugation"’ or ‘"examination."’
I saw a gentleman yesterday just from Winchester
He says the Yankees
meet with a cold reception there.
The citizens shun them as they would a loathsome replies.
The ladies especially frown upon the ‘"Northern scum,"’ and boldly show their devotion to the cause of the sunny south.
Thank Heaven that the women of the South
are true worshippers at the shrine of liberty.
Whilst they smile upon our efforts, encourage our hopes, and land our ambition in this great and holy cause, 1st us not despair of achieving the independence of our infant Confederacy.
I remain, yours truly, Delta