ns, and McClellan's forces were within 20 miles of either.
But Lee could have delayed a march upon either, and, by falling back, might unite his two corps, behind the Robertson River, before accepting battle.
This had been Lee's plan, if the threat of Jackson's position upon the Federal flank should fail to prevent their advance.
Burnside's organization was as follows:—
Right Grand Division2d CorpsHancockCaldwell, Meagher, Zook
CouchHoward FrenchSully, Owen, Hall, Kimball, Palmer, Andrews8 Batteries
Sumner9th Corps WillcoxSturgis GettyPoe, Christ, Leasure Nagle, Ferrero Hawkins, Harland6 Batteries
Centre Grand Division3d CorpsBirneyRobinson, Ward, Berry
StonemanSickles WhippleCarr, Hall, Revere Piatt, Carroll9 Batteries
Hooker5th CorpsGriffinBarnes, Sweitzer, Stockton
ButterfieldSykesBuchanan, Andrew, Warren8 Batteries
Left Grand Division1st CorpsDoubledayPhelps, Rogers, Gavin, Meredith