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l, or 16,000 effective men.
See his testimony before the Committee on Conduct of the War, 1863, part II, page 414. the greater part of whom were in winter quarters near 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 14,000 or 15,000 men towards Strasburg.
General Saxton had 7,000 Federal troops
Saxton's report — Rebellion Record, volume V. at Harper's Ferry, and Banks was taking breath with the remnant of his command (some 3,000 or 4,000 men) at Williamsport, Maryland.
Thus over 40,000 men were gathering to crush Jackson, whose strength was now not over 15,000.
On the morning of May 30th he began his retreat, by ordering all his troops except Winder's brigade, Bradley Johnson's Maryland regiment and