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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 6 (search)
nly two thousand four hundred and thirty men, the enormous disparity of force with which I contended can be seen.—Reports of the Army of Northern Virginia, vol. II., p. 219. The force covering the bridge-head consisted of two regiments under General Toombs, numbering four hundred and three men.-Ibid. Nevertheless, it was one o'clock, and after the action on the right had been determined, before a passage was effected; and this being done, two hours passed before the attack of the crest was maded men The three brigades of my division actively engaged did not number over two thousand men, and these, with the help of my splendid batteries, drove back Burnside's corps of fifteen thousand men.—Hill: Ibid., p. 129. It appears, however, from Toombs' Report (Ibid., p. 325), that his brigade also aided in this counter-attack. with the troops of Jones that had been broken through in the attack, he assumed the offensive, recaptured the battery, and drove back Burnside over all the ground gained