command was moved to Bunker Hill
on the road from Martinsburg
, and went into camp in that vicinity.
By this time our baggage wagons, which had been sent from Manassas
to the valley, when we moved into Maryland
, had reached us.
We were now able to obtain supplies of flour, by threshing wheat, of which there was a good supply in the valley, and having it ground.
While our camps were located at Bunker Hill
's command destroyed the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad from North Mountain
to within five miles of Harper's Ferry
, which latter place had been re-occupied by the enemy.
More than twenty miles of the road was thus destroyed, and it was done effectively.
The Winchester & Potomac Railroad was also destroyed to within a short distance of the Ferry
Previous t6 this there was a slight engagement between the Stonewall brigade of Jackson
's division and a small force of the enemy on the railroad near Kearneysville
, but the enemy did not make a serious effort to molest us, either while we were engaged in destroying the railroad or subsequently.
The Army of Northern Virginia was now organized into two regular corps of four divisions each, General Longstreet
being assigned to the command of the first corps, and General Jackson
to the command of the second corps, both with the rank of Lieutenant General
D. H Hill
's division was attached to the second corps, and two divisions were formed out of Longstreet
's, D. R. Jones
' and Hood
's divisions, under the command of Generals Pickett
respectively, they having been promoted.
The first corps consisted of the divisions of McLaws
, and the second corps of the divisions of Ewell
, D. H. Hill
, A. P. Hill
, and Jackson
's division being under my command and Jackson
's under J. R. Jones
For some time the second corps remained camped near Bunker Hill
, and the first corps was camped in the vicinity of Winchester
in the meantime had concentrated the