d on to Gordonsville.
He hoped that Pope would construe the move as a confession of weakness and would be inspired by it and his own boastings to follow.
This strategy was very nearly successful.
On Aug. 12, Pope, having heard that the reenforcements under Burnside would soon join him, wired Halleck that, on their arrival, he would cross the Rapidan and advance upon Louisa C. H. This would have given the Confederates the very opportunity desired.
On Aug. 13, Lee had ordered Longstreet and Hood, with 12 brigades, to proceed by rail to Gordonsville, and, on the 14th, he also ordered up Anderson's division of infantry, three brigades, and Stuart's cavalry.
On the 15th he went up in person and took the command.
The casualties at Cedar Mountain had been as follows: —
Confederate:killed 229,wounded 1047,missing 31,total 1307
Federal:killed 314,wounded 1445,missing 622,total 2381
The Confederate losses were distributed among nine brigades of infantry and one of cavalry, and we
1ST corps, Longstreet's (Continued）
DIVISIONBRIGADES and ARTILLERYPRESENT for duty
Hood'sTotal carried forward Law's, Robertson's, Anderson's, Benning's23,104
Unorganized Artillery, 3 orps, LongstreetSTRENGTH2D corps, JacksonSTRENGTH
Anderson's Division7,639Ewell's Division7,716
Hood's Division7,334A. P. Hill's Division11,554
McLaws's Division 7,898D. H. Hill's Division8,944
Piow, and had only arrived upon the field on the 12th.
Previously this flank had been held only by Hood's division, and during its stay, little probability of attack had been foreseen.
Consequently, HHood made but two works of preparation.
On the edge of the woods, overlooking the railroad, a trench had been dug long enough to hold a brigade and a half; and through the thick wood 500 yards in the other half of Brockenbrough's and Archer's brigade occupied the trenches which had been built by Hood.
Archer's left rested on a swampy portion of the wood overgrown with underbrush, and it had care