It is no longer a secret that heavy reinforcements have been sent to ‘"Stonewall
" ’ Jackson
, in the Valley
, and that he now has an army sufficiently large to cope with any force that can be brought against him by the enemy.
What the exact number of these reinforcements are we are unable to say, as they have all been carried over the South-Side Railroad from Petersburg
, and thence to Staunton
, via Lynchburg
Although just on from the South
, these men are not raw recruits.
Many of them have seen service on the Southern
coast, and were withdrawn only when their posts were occupied by others taken from the different camps of instruction.
They are in a measure veterans, and burning with ardor to join their companions in arms, to share with them the glory of the brilliant campaign in the Valley
now has as many men as he wants — as many as can be managed successfully in the mountainous district through which he will have to march in order to reach the territory of the enemy.
At last accounts all the reinforcements had reached him, and he was steadily pushing forward after Shields
, who were retreating before his advance.
The Yankee Generals must either give him battle or be driven across the Potomac
If they have the courage to make a stand, we shall have an opportunity of recording another victory more glorious than any before.
There is no doubt as to the result.
No better comment could be made upon the military resources of the South
than is shown by the fact that, while our armies at all important points have steadily received accessions, a large body of men have been sent to swell the ranks of the army of Jackson