that attended the march through Maryland, that Jackson's old (Stonewall) division numbered but one thousand six hundred men. General J. R. Jones, who commanded this division at Antietam, says of it: The division was reduced to the numbers of a small brigade, and, at the beginning of the fight, numbered not over one thousand six hundred men.—Reports of the Army of Northern Virginia, vol.
II., pp. 222,223. Of the number of the three brigades of Ewell's division holding the advanced line, General Early, who, at a subse quent part of the day, came into command of it, reports as follows: Lawton's brigade, one thousand one hundred and fifty; Hayes' brigade, five hundred and fifty; Walker's brigade, seven hundred.
This would make a total for the two divisions of four thousand men—the number above given. After an hour's bloody bushwhacking, Hooker's troops succeeded in clearing the hither woods of the three Confederate brigades, which retired in disorder across the open fields, with a loss