Friday night, June 6, 1862.
Jackson's army at Port Republic. The enemy
(Fremont) said to be near Harrisonburg, with
a force variously estimated from 17,000 to 40,000.
Shields on the East side of the Shenandoah
with from 10,000 to 18,000 men. The probability
of Jackson's having to leave the Valley is talked about.
Staunton will be occupied by the enemy, of course, in that event.
The Federal prisoners arrived at Waynesboro this morn-
ing. The officers captured are here on parol,
walking about the streets and looking very much
at their ease. It seems impudent for captured invaders
to appear so much at home. A number of our
own sick, wounded and broken down men have
also arrived — a miserable, wo-begone dirty-look-
ing set. I met Dr. Smith, a Winchester Phy-
sician, now connected with the army, down street,
and as the Hotels are crowded to overflowing I brought
him home with me — He is a very pleasant
gentleman. Have been thinking of telegraphing to
Kate not to come home, as the enemy may be
here soon. Could not get a dispatch off to- night.
[transcription by the Valley of the Shadow project]