r troops in position on the Maryland side, and Banks's command, near Harper's Ferry, was so distantPatterson, and continued with his successor, Gen. Banks, a letter from Sandy Hook, under date of thehdrawal from this command, on the arrival of Gen. Banks I consented to remain, and had myself assignpresent of 76,415 of all arms.
This comprised Banks's command near Harper's Ferry and above, and Sthese accounts, the effective force, including Banks's and Stone's, is reduced to 58,680 officers athe fact — I would not have hesitated to throw Banks on Winchester with 15,000 men, to act on the lumed command of the Division of the Potomac, Gen. Banks had just been relieved by Gen. Dix in the cotment of the Shenandoah.
On the 1st of Aug. Gen. Banks's headquarters were at Sandy Hook, in the imac between the Great Falls and the limits of Gen. Banks's command.
On the 2d of Aug. the seven regiof the Army of the Potomac--the troops under Gen. Banks were organized as a division.
Aug. 28, 18