Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Major Whiting” in chapter 1 of General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War:

... twenty miles west of this garrison, and of course beyond its control. A careful examination of the position and its environs, made on the 25th, with the assistance of an engineer of great ability, Major Whiting , convinced me that it could not be held against equal numbers by such a force as then occupied it. Harper's Ferry is untenable against an army by any force not strong enough to hold the neighbor...

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