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1 ‘The arrival of Kershaw will add greatly to your strength. . . All the reserves in the Valley have been ordered to you. Breckenridge will join you, or co-operate, as circumstances will permit, with all his force. Rosser left this morning for Burksville . . where he will shape his force as you direct.’—Lee to Early, Sept. 27. Early also admits the arrival of Fitz-Lee and Lomax's cavalry. He states in his Memoir that Rosser's brigade did not exceed 600 mounted men for duty, and that Kershaw's division numbered 2,700; he gives no estimate of Fitz-Lee or Lomax's strength, and says not a word of Breckenridge or the reserves; but declares that ‘these reinforcements about made up my losses at Winchester and Fisher's Hill.’The returns, however, tell a different tale. The latest from these commands, prior to Sept. 27, were as follows:—
|July 10||Fitz-Lee||1,706 effective.|
|Aug. 31||Kershaw||3,445 effective.|
|Sept. 10||Lomax||3,568 effective.|
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