ought into use. He also reports that there is a brigade, under Gen. Jones, at Winchester; but that Jackson's main force was at New-Market last Wednesday, as reported th the balance of my command, charged to the left, on the road which leads to Winchester.
I met three squadrons of the enemy drawn up in line of battle, covering a l and ran, not liking our sabres.
I pursued the enemy to within five miles of Winchester, but the horses gave way, and I was obliged to leave them behind; so when I ro town, and drove them, pell-mell, to a point within four and a half miles of Winchester.
As there was a respectable force, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry — at Winchester, Col. Cesnola concluded that the country beyond might be unhealthy for his men, and, with several prisoners captured, fell back to the main body.
Win a southerly direction.
The report that there is any considerable force at Winchester is doubted by those in authority.
Major-Gen. Burnside, upon learning the r