ble battery, its centre about Manassa's Junction, and its left at Winchester under General Jackson.
This army was composed of volunteers enlilellan was to drive back the left wing of the Confederate army at Winchester, by — the forces under Shields and Banks, to insulate and overpowston from Manassa's Junction implied that of General Jackson from Winchester, for reasons already explained (in Chap.
VII.); and for the latton, not to permit the Federalists to insinuate themselves between Winchester and the Blue Ridge.
Had there been no armies on the theatre of w be left open to General Banks.
But unless the Confederates from Winchester moved so decisively towards the Blue Ridge, as to leave the road Banks at the fords of the Shenandoah, and on the main roads from Winchester to Manassa's, if that purpose were to be the dominant one, the Coding his stores and sick to Mount Jackson, forty-five miles above Winchester.
It will appear how far events confirmed his speculations.