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The Daily Dispatch: may 28, 1862., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia — a proclamation. (search)
his army he suddenly turned to his right, fell upon the enemy at Front Royal, utterly routed him, and took, two regiments. Banks, at Strasburg, hearing the firing, stampeded for Winchester. Jackson, however; was too quick for him. He immediately act out from Front Royal, suspecting what would happen, to cut Banks off from Winchester. The parties met at the junction of the roads at Stephensburg. Jackson out the column in two Part fled to Winchester and part returned towards Strasburg. Jackson followed the portion that fled to Winchester, took that town and 2,000 prisoners, and sent Stewart in pursuit of the fugitives in the direction of Martinsburg. The part that fell back on Strasburg has not been beard from but if it does not go over the mountain, doubtless cars will be taken of it by the column of 3,000, already mentioned as deployed between Woodstock and Strasburg. Let the reader look at the map, and mark the weary of these splendid manŒurres They are truly Napoleonic
hirty miles, easterly direction. At the latter point and Ohio Railroad crosses the which is spanned by a bridge, rebuilt he occupation of the Valley by the army of Gen. Banks. This road runs the heart of Jefferson and Ferkeley and at Martinsburg, twenty-two of Winchester, the company had to the war, important and valuable which were destroyed by our summer. These, we understand, have been busily reconstructing, to keep the road in efficient If the present victory is followed present victory is followed unquestionably will be — this so important to the Federal transportation of troops and will be completely inter arrived in the city yesterday evening informed us that he had met with a courier from Gen. Jackson with dispatches to Gen Joseph E. Johnston, who left Winchester on Monday morning. This courier states that up to that time we had captured 2,800 prisoners, and that they were hourly arriving. The command of Colonel Ashby had gone to Martinsburg.