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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.35 (search)
ng of the 11th of December, under the cover of a dense fog, Burnside attempted to throw a pontoon bridge across the Rappahannock opposite Fredericksburg, in order to permit Franklin's corps to cross the Rappahannock. Crossed in the night. Barksdale's brigade of Mississippians was assigned the duty of defending the crossing of the Rappahannock in front of Fredericksburg. These brave and daring fighters well performed their duty, and shot down many of the Federal pontoon-builders, and frusated nine successive attempts to lay the bridges. Burnside, becoming irritated and exasperated by the delay, turned loose his heavy guns, and soon the city of Fredericksburg was in flames and one body of infantry crossed the Rappahannock. But Barksdale's division of riflemen had snatched one day of anticipated victory from the overconfident Burnside. Under cover of the darkness of the night of the 11th of December, and assisted by the heavy winter fog of the next morning, about 45,000 infant
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
Index. Adams, John Quincy, 65. Alexander, General E. P., 56. Alien and Sedition Laws, 64. Allen, C. T., 44. Appomattox, Last volley fired at, 92; Wants of Confederates at, and their unyielding spirit, 322, 323. Atkinson J. M. P., 45. August, Colonel T. P., wounded, 49. Balaklava, The valor of the thin red line at, surpassed, 170. Baldwin, Colonel B. G., 117. Barksdale, General, Wm., 234. Beall, Captain John Y., 130. Beers, James H., Devotion of, 17. Blackman, W. H. H., 108. Blacknall, Colonel C. C., 175. Blanchard, General A. G., 206. Blow, Captain W. N., 380. Bloxham, Governor W. D., Address of, 124. Bouldin Captain E. E., 182. Brock, R. A., 349. Brockenbrough, Judge, Wm., Addresses on the life of, his descent, and exalted character, 351, 359. Brown, John, Raid of, 79. Burnside, General A. E., 234. Cabell, Colonel, H. Coalter, 327. Campbell, Sir, Colin, 171. Carter, Captain R. R.. 221. Catlett's Station, Raid on, 303 Cedar Creek,