refuge in his fortified lines on the morning of the 3d.
Anderson, with his three remaining brigades, — Wright's, Perry's, and Posey's,—was sent at 4 P. M. to watch that road, and threaten the enemy upon that flank.
Two hours after sunrise on the 4th, Heth arrived with three brigades to relieve Anderson, who was now ordered to proceed to Salem Church, about six miles, and report to McLaws, which he did about noon.
This sending Anderson to reinforce McLaws might have been done the afternoon before.
He would then have been on hand at the earliest hour for the joint attack upon Sedgwick, on the 4th, which is now to be described.
The events of the morning of the 4th had been as follows: No communication had been received by Sedgwick from Hooker, and he was still under orders to come to Chancellorsville.
But at an early hour, movements of Early's troops were discovered in his rear, and, instead of advancing, Sedgwick had deployed Howe's division perpendicular to the Plank road faci
y, Kane, Greene
8 Corps, 23 Divisions, 64 Brigades, 133,711 Men, 74 Batteries, 404 Guns
The nearest Confederate return is for March 21.
It is not entirely complete for the artillery and cavalry, but, estimating for them, Lee's organization and strength at that date was as follows:
1ST corps, Longstreet's, march 31, 1863
Anderson's8,232Wilcox, Wright, Mahone, Posey, Perry418
McLaws's8,567Wofford, Semmes, Kershaw, Barksdale418
850Corps' Reserve Artillery1036
2 Divisions17,6499 Brigades1872
2D corps, Jackson's
A. P. Hill's10,400Heth, Thomas, Lane, McGowans, Archer, Pender626
Rodes's9,632Rodes, Colquitt, Ramseur, Doles, Iverson418
Early's8,243Gordon, Hoke, Smith, Hays418
Colston's6,629Paxton, Jones, Warren, Nichols418
900Corps' Reserve Artillery983