of defeat, by keeping so near the enemy as to keep him from making any considerable detachment to reinforce McClellan, but not so near that he might be compelled to fight.
Johnston's Narrative, page 106.
At this time Jackson's entire force did not amount to 4,000 men exclusive of the remnants of the militia brigades, which were not employed any more in active service.
It consisted of the five regiments of his old brigade, now under Garnett, of three regiments and one battalion under Burks, and of two regiments under Fulkerson.
He had also five batteries and Ashby's regiment of cavalry.
General Banks had his own division, under Williams, and Shield s' (late Lander's)
General 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, i