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From the Valley. Woodstock, Virginia, January 24, 1865. To the Editor of the Richmond Dispatch: When the busy campaigns of spring and summer have opened, and a portion of the Army of Northern Virginia has left from before Richmond, eager eyes run up and down the columns of your daily bulletins to gleam the latest intelligence from the Valley. But when winter sets in, and only a few cavalry are left with us, we seem to be forgotten; and a voice from the Valley must occasionally be heard to remind our friends that, though silent, we are not inactive. The winter quarters of the enemy are thirty miles below us; our pickets five miles above, which makes our position disagreeably neutral, and subjects us to frequent raids, to which we are compelled to submit quietly. Every expression of resentment and indignation must be repressed or met with threats of smoking ruins and desolated homes. Heretofore we have felt that we could at least rest undisturbed at night, but