n Fredericksburg, which bour in grave errors, some of which de a speedy and authentic correction.
I have therefore determined to place the facts disposed, and leave my name as for this narrative.
The article in the affirms, first, that the "civil authorities" of Fredericksburg were unwilling that Confederate troops should make resistance the advance of the Yankees.
Secondly, the said authorities prepared terms of surrender" and sent them under a flag of by a committee, of whom "Pelag Clark, Northern man by birth, was chairman."
Now, each of these statements iserroneouns, will appear from the following narrative.
The report of the advance of the Federal reached Fredericksburg Thursday afternoon; as late as midnight Thursday night, Field, who was in command of the Confederate troops, assured citizens that the not believe, from the reports brought in his pickets, that the Yankee force was sufficient to threaten an attack which involved occupation of the town.