, which he hoped would play upon and exaggerate these fears.
Two of Pickett's five brigades had been temporarily left,— Jenkins's at Petersburg, and Corse's at Hanover Junction.
Lee proposed that when his column of invasion crossed the Potomac, thhile, some demonstrations by the enemy from the York River had excited apprehensions at Richmond, and neither Corse's or Jenkins's brigades were sent forward, as had been planned.
A reply was despatched on June 29, saying,—
This is the first5,932 3 Corps, 9 Divisions, 37 Brigades, 15 Battns.
Stuart Cavalry10,292 Hampton, Robertson, Jones, F. Lee, Jenkins, W. H. F. Lee Imboden 1 Battn.
Totals10,292 1 Division, 7 Brigades624
Aggregate76,22413 Corps, 10 Divisions,
In view of the issues at stake, and of the fact that already he had been deprived of two promised brigades (Corse's and Jenkins's), it was unwise even to contemplate sending three brigades of cavalry upon such distant service.
When one compares th