and the 5th, and with Reynolds's Pa. Reserves, in all 20,000 men, were within two days of junction with Pope, and the 2d, 4th, and 6th, with Sturgis's division, and Cox's 7000 men from Kanawha, could not be more than five days later.
Lee had but about 55,000 men. In two days Pope would have about 50,000, and in five days more he wrtainly not to take the offensive.
He might have withdrawn across Bull Run, and awaited the arrival, within two or three days, of Sumner's and Franklin's corps and Cox's division.
If he did fight, he would have stood a fair chance of success, had he first massed his army, and concentrated its power in united effort, with reserves, had massed, almost under his own eye, about 65,000 men and 28 batteries.
Two corps, Sumner's and Franklin's, of the Army of the Potomac, and two extra divisions, Cox's and Sturgis's,— in all about 42,000,—were coming from Alexandria, 25 miles off, as fast as possible.
With these, Pope would have about 107,000 in the field.
MeadeSeymour, Magilton, Gallagher4
2d CorpsRichardsonCaldwell, Meagher, Brooke2
SumnerSedgwickGorman, Howard, Dana2
FrenchKimball, Morris, Weber3
5th CorpsMorellBarnes, Griffin, Stockton3
PorterSykesBuchanan, Lovell, Warren3
HumphreysHumphreys, Tyler, Allabach2
6th CorpsSlocumTorbert, Bartlett, Newton4
FranklinSmith, W. F.Hancock, Brooks, Irwin3
CouchDevens, Howe, Cochrane4
9th CorpsWillcox, O. B.Christ, Welsh2
12 CorpsWilliamsCrawford, Gordon3
MansfieldGreeneTyndale, Stainrook, Goodrich4
CavalryPleasantonWhiting, Farnsworth, Rush, McReynolds, Davis4
Aggregate6 Corps, 19 Divisions54 Brigades, 300 Guns, 97,000 Men55 could defend himself, but the suggestion was not adopted by Miles, who felt himself obliged by his orders to hold the village itself.
As Lee could not advance freely into Pennsylvania with Miles's force so close in his rear, he determined to capture the Harper's Ferry