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[311] and Early soon sent Kershaw's Division and the Second Corps back to Lee; and then made his headquarters at Staunton, with Wharton's infantry and Rosser's cavalry, which he alone retained.

Thus ended 1864, Early having some 3,000 men at Staunton, and Sheridan at Winchester, with 43,000, the enemy holding, as President Davis says in his history, ‘precisely the same position in the Valley which he had before the beginning of the campaign in the spring.’ Meantime, Sherman had marched through Georgia, and was at Savannah.

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