Blenker's division was to report to Banks, and remain with him as long as he thought any attack from Jackson impending.
McClellan's report. A few days later, the sensitiveness of the Federal Government to the danger of Washington, excited anew by Jackson's movements, led to the detachment of McDowell's corps.
McClellan had left over 70,000 men
McClellan's report. for the defence of Washington and its approaches, and yet, after Kernstown, President Lincoln felt so insecure, that on April 3d he countermanded the order for the embarkation of McDowell's corps, and detained it to replace Banks in front of Washington, and so deprived McClellan of the finest body of troops in his army.
Thus Jackson's bold dash had effected the object of General Johnston in leaving him in the Valley, in a way far more thorough than.
either of them could have expected.
The next month was to Jackson one of comparative inaction.
Having slowly retreated to the south bank of the Shenandoah near Mo