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's army, and drove back the right wing of Hooker's army upon his centre.
Then Sedgwick began to move in earnest on the 3d of May, and Hooker remained on the defensive with his ninety thousand against forty-five thousand.
From the number of men that Hooker knew Jackson had on his right flank, stirring up his Dutch, he must have known that Lee had but few left between him and Sedgwick.
Yet Hooker remained defending his ninety thousand as best he could against Anderson's twelve thousand and Jackson's twenty-five thousand, and let Lee turn towards Fredericksburg with two divisions—eight thousand men—on the 4th of May, and in hearing distance of Hooker, drive Sedgwick, with his twenty thousand, across the Rappahannock; and on the 5th became alarmed for the safety of his ninety thousand, and precipitately recrossed the river.
That didn't look to the Rebels like pulverizing the rebellion much.
Had Hooker been a Lee, and Sedgwick a Jackson, Sedgwick would have moved out of Deep Run wit