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The Daily Dispatch: January 2, 1863., [Electronic resource], Progress of the
Progress of the War. As a part of the history of the war, and of one of the heaviest disasters yet sustained by the Yankees we publish the evidence given before the Investigating Committee in Washington by Maj-Gen. Franklin. He said the advance of the army war immediately proceeded with after the conference of Halleck and Meigs with Burnside. He said: I understand from Gen. Burnside that when the advance of his army arrived a front of Fredericksburg a pontoon train, enough build two bridges, was to meet him there. I know the advance of the army did arrive at Fredericksburg at the proper time, but there was no pontoon train to meet it there, and in consequence of that the army could not cross at the time we expected to cross. We were, therefore, delayed several days in consequence of the delay in the arrival of the pontoon train. After arriving here we accumulated provisions for twelve days. Then Gen. Burnside called a council, in which it was the unanimous opinion. I