--We copy the following from the Wheeling Intelligencer
, of the 21st:
Soldiers recently from Gen. Fremont
say that he will fortify Mount Jackson
, and endeavor to hold the position.
Although there is no doubt but that Jackson
has been largely reinforced, Fremont
is not thought to be in danger.
was at Winchester
, and Sigel
was moving from Strasburg
towards Mount Jackson
, at last accounts.
The finest wheat fields in the world, it is said, are to be found in the Shenandoah Valley, extending from New Creek
far away in the direction of Fredericksburg
They are not only heavy on the ground, but limitless in their extent, and are in a forward state, which almost puts to shame our equally fertile but less climate favored regions.
A fortnight from to-day will see the wheat crops of the Shenandoah Valley ready for the knife of the husbandman.
This crop it is the desire of the rebel Jackson
to secure, and if he does keep his promise he may be on hand in good time yet. It is said to be the intention of the farmers to burn their wheat crops instead of harvesting them, in case the Union
forces shall retain possession of the Valley
at that period.
A portion of them have secreted sufficient of the old stock to "feed their families over," and not one bushel is to be allowed to fall into the hands of the "accursed Yankees."