ies of Fremont, Banks and McDowell, the army of Virginia, under Maj.-Gen. John Pope. . Its three corps, of now well-rested veterans, were prepared for another campaign—to essay another on to Richmond from another direction.
The 13,000 men under Burnside, in North Carolina, were hastened to the Potomac end of the Richmond, Potomac & Fredericksburg railroad at Aquia creek, to guard the left of the new movement; and preparations were hastened to bring back the great host still on the James with Mchad taken 1,000.
When informed of Jackson's advance, on the 8th, Pope ordered King's division of 10,000 men up from Fredericksburg.
These joined him on the 11th, so that he then had 40,000 men at command.
Reno was following King with 8,000 of Burnside's corps, and he reported to Pope on the 14th.
Through the tireless Stuart, who was as ubiquitous as Jackson himself, he was kept well posted in reference to these movements of the various parts of Pope's army of Virginia.
Thus informed, he r