Saturday, November 24, 2012

From Winchester and Strasburg

WASHINGTON, March 25. – A dispatch received here late last night from Winchester says that Gen. Banks was then two miles from Strasburg, which place he intended to take to-day.

WASHINGTON, March 25. – Information received her shows that our army was at Strasburgh [sic] this morning and that the retreat of the enemy is a fight.  No details of the battle at Winchester have yet been received.

Officers of the army and correspondents were too busy yesterday pursuing the rebels to find time to give information to the public regarding the battle.  Our army encamped last night several miles distant from any telegraph station.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 29, 1862, p. 4

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