Hampshire, forty miles west of Winchester, and now occupied it with a force of 5,000 men.
Rosecrans' testimony before Committee on the conduct of the war, volume III, 1865, page 14. This movemenr that city, while the remainder guarded the Potomac from Harper's Ferry to Williamsport.
General Rosecrans, still holding command of the Department of West Virginia, had 22,000 men scattered over that region,
Rosecrans' testimony before Committee on Conduct of the War, 1863, part I, page 202. but was concentrating them on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad.
He says in his testimony (Report onne of defence in front of the Army of the Potomac, and throw it further south.
This plan of Rosecrans was anticipated and foiled by Jackson's movements.
On the first of January, 1862, the latter old and sleet.
Bath was evacuated, but General Lander, who within a day or two had superseded Rosecrans, hurried reinforcements to Hancock, in time to prevent Jackson from crossing the Potomac.