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Chapter 12: Boonsboro or South Mountain, and Harper's Ferry Choice of moves. interior lines. policy of invasion
e two divisions of D. R. Jones and Evans, was to march to Boonsboro and await the return of the forces from Harper's Ferry.
H. Hill, leaving two brigades in Turner's Gap, came on to Boonsboro.
This change was caused by the collection of a force of ned.
Lee and Longstreet with only 14 brigades were about Boonsboro.
McLaws and Anderson with 10 brigades were between Harpe There was no need to place Longstreet as far away even as Boonsboro.
A safer movement would have been to unite Longstreet wi rs to Hagerstown, and had also followed the march back to Boonsboro.
I was now ordered to cross the Potomac at Williamsport, from Harper's Ferry, and crossed our line of retreat from Boonsboro.
It had captured and destroyed the reserve ordnance trai the Confederate cavalry.
The Confederate casualties at Boonsboro are not reported separately, except Rodes's brigade, whic