le of South Mountain, however, where General D. H. Hill's division was left by General Lee to oppose the passage of General McClellan's army until Jackson could capture Harper's Ferry and come to Lee's assistance, General Anderson's command, in comet arrived) stood as firm as the everlasting hills which surrounded it, and resisted the assaults of the larger part of McClellan's whole army, which was hurled against it all day in successive masses.
Here, as usual, Anderson distinguished himselfht, and Jackson, who had captured Harper's Ferry with its little army and all its supplies, occupied the extreme left.
McClellan and Lee at last stood face to face.
General McClellan said, before the Committee of Investigation on the Conduct of General McClellan said, before the Committee of Investigation on the Conduct of the War: Our forces at the battle of Antietam were: total in action, eight seven thousand one hundred and sixty-four.
General Lee, in his report, says: This great battle was fought by less than forty thousand men on our side—that is to say, that