Friday night, May 2, 1862.
Positively asserted to-day that Jackson is at Port
Republic, or this side, and Ewell at the Swift Run
Camp. I have no reason to doubt the
state truth of the
statement. Johnson's command had orders to-day to be
ready to march at a moment's notice — where no body
knows, but it is presumed down the Valley. The Cadets
from Lexington will be here to-morrow morning, nearly
200, — where bound and what for, I know not. The
enemy's scouts have frequently been at Mt. Crawford.
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