ls left Early's army consisting of two small brigades, less than a full regiment in numbers, of Wharton's infantry division, Nelson's battalion of artillery, and the cavalry of Lomax and Rosser.
Eablished his headquarters in Staunton, placed his artillery in a camp near Waynesboro, cantoned Wharton's infantry near Fishersville, and widely and far to the front distributed his cavalry—practical the 18th reached his old camp near Swoope's.
On the 18th of January, Echols' old brigade of Wharton's division, left for Dublin Depot in southwest Virginia, and McCausland's came to Fishersville,y deep between Staunton and Waynesboro, making it very difficult to move trains and artillery.
Wharton strongly picketed the road at Fishersville and spent the night in his old camp.
The movement oamped beyond South river at Waynesboro, in the entrance to Rockfish gap.
On the 2d of March, Wharton's division reached Waynesboro at an early hour, and was put in line of battle, his whole force