eral Lander died at his camp at Pawpaw, March 2d, and General Shields succeeded to his command. division, now incorporated in his corps.
Two brigades of Sedgwick's were also with him
McClellan's report. when he crossed the Potomac.
On the 1st of April the strength of Banks' corps, embracing Shields, is given by General McClellan as 23,339, including 3,652 cavalry, excluding 2,100 railroad guards.
McClellan's report — Rebellion Record, companion volume I, page 546. If Sedgwick's brigades untry between the Blue Ridge and the Rappahannock, while Fremont was in command from the Alleghanies westward.
These were all made independent of McClellan and of each other.
General Banks followed Jackson but slowly.
He reached Woodstock on April 1st, and having pushed back Ashby's cavalry to Edinburg, five miles beyond, he attempted no further serious advance until the 17th.
He then moved forward in force, and Jackson retired to Harrisonburg, where he turned at right angles to the left, a