neral Fitz Lee concerning the strength of the Confederate army at Sharpsburg, made by certain of his critics, I respectfully ask the privilegeal Lee had withdrawn the commands of Longstreet and D. H. Hill to Sharpsburg.
On the same day, as soon as practicable after the capture of Haon the afternoon of the 16th of September. General McLaws reached Sharpsburg in the forenoon of the 17th.
General A. P. Hill, with his diviral Lee until the morning of the 17th.
He made a forced march to Sharpsburg, seventeen miles distant, having to cross the Potomac river, reacnks before the action began.
The infantry under General Lee at Sharpsburg embraced the following:
Jackson's command—J. R. Jones' divisiocifically given, but he further says: The loss of the division at Sharpsburg alone was 199 killed, 1,115 wounded and 38 missing, being an aggran effective total of93,149
The Federal loss at Boonsborough and Sharpsburg, as officially reported, was14,794
The force at Harper's Ferry w