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fled up the Valley; burning the bridge over the Shenandoah to prevent pursuit. The forces of General Breckinridge having been withdrawn to reinforce General Lee, the Valley was left comparatively unprotected, except by the small force under General Jones. An enormous body of cavalry, numbering at least twenty thousand, under Sheridan, while Lee was still facing Grant in Spotsylvania, passed around his army, and, after committing unheard of devastation in the intermediate counties, appeared in, this officer advanced in the direction of Staunton, it being his object to capture Lynchburg, and thus perform a part in the grand operations by which Grant hoped to isolate Richmond. Encounter defeated it after a severe battle, in which General Jones was killed. He then proceeded to Staunton, and afterwards to Lexington, burning and destroying as he went. Sheridan, having set out with the intention of joining him through Charlottesville, was met at Trevillian's depot, in Louisa, by Gene