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eral Stuart, if circumstances justify, to scour the country around him, visit private houses, and pick up the straggling members of the enemy's regiments.

Respectfully, &c.,

R. L. DABNEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEWTON, near Sunset, May 24, 1862.

Major-General EWELL:

GENERAL: Come on, as you propose, by the Newton road. Our infantry is up.

This note is subsequent to Mr. Boswell's message.

Respectfully, &c.,

R. L. DABNEY.

Acknowledge the receipt of this by subscribing your name and returning it.

R. L. D.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS VALLEY DISTRICT,

Numbers 52. [?]

May 25, 1862.

I. No soldier is permitted to wear any article of Federal uniform, and it is made the duty of regimental and company officers to see this order executed.

II. No soldier shall be allowed to visit the town of Winchester without a written permit, stating the time and date of his visit, approved by his brigade commander. The provost guard is instructed to see this order executed, and all soldiers now in the town returned immediately to their camp, unless authorized as above stated.

By order of Major-General Jackson:

R. L. DABNEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS VALLEY DISTRICT,

Numbers 52. [?]

May 25, 1862.

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II. The wearing of all articles of the uniform of the United States Army by soldiers of this district having been prohibited by General Orders from these headquarters, the provost-marshal of Winchester, and all commanders of posts and guards, &c., within the district will cause all persons found wearing such articles of dress to be arrested and kept in custody until identified as not being soldiers of the United States, when they will be released upon leaving the prohibited article with the officer making the arrest.

By order of Major-General Jackson:

R. L. DABNEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.