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Before they came here, we thought nothing would
induce us to enter their hospitals, that we never thought
of having our own men and theirs wounded and dying
together. We could not stay away, we are having our
men moved into the wing, and are getting them
fixed comfortably, We have furnished them with fresh
clothing. Many persons have applied for permission ot
take our wounded to nurse at home, and the Provost
has promised that it may be done, There was a fight
yesterday, but the fighting was all on our side, There is
a narrow pass a few miles this side of Strasburg, called
Fishers Gap. Gen. Jackson left 2 guns there, which were
placed so as to command the road, they were concealed
with earth and sod, and the enemy marched almost
up to them before they open up on him. The report here
is that 200 were killed. They have been bringing down the
wounded all last night and today. The numbers sound
incredible, but the Chaplain of the 7th Ohio Regiment told
Jennie Gilkeson, on Monday, that every officer in that
regiment except one Caption and 2 lieutenants, were killed
and that the reigment itself was so destroyed that its
roll coild never be called again. That was in the battle of
Sunday. Our lose on Sunday is now definitetly ascertained to
be 160 prisoners, 85 killed, 86 wounded, here, and 56 slightly
wounded, who went up the valley with our army.
Thursday March 27th. - The first thing we heard this morning
was that Mr Buxton,the Englishman who had taken our
letters, was a yankee spy, and correspondent of the New York
Times. We were horrified, for among the letters was one