An estimate of the forces under the Confederate General Lee, made up by direction of General Banks from information obtained by the examination of prisoners, deserters, spies, etc., previous to the battle of Antietam, is as follows:It is to be presumed that this estimate was made by Banks when General Jackson was figuring around Pope's rear, as he did not have a command in McClellan's army, and it is well known that Banks always saw things with very largely magnifying glasses when “Stonewall” Jackson was about. That some of the affrighted civilians who magnified
General T. J. Jackson's corps 24,778 men General James Longstreet's corps 23,342 General D. H. Hill's 2nd division 15,525 General J. E. B. Stuart's cavalry 6,400 General Ransom's and Jenkins' brigades 3,000 Forty-six regiments not included in above 18,400 Artillery, estimated at 400 guns 6,000 Total 97,445
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