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it will not be out of place for me to give you a brief outline of what fell under my notice. to gather with a few observations relative to the matter. During the earlier part of the action our corps remained on the reserve on the east side of the Rappahannock. Early in the morning climbed a tall tree, from the top of which I had a district view of the scene of battle at its commencement. After being there attentively occupied for some time, orders came to our division, commanded by General Griffin, to cross the river, and the bugle sound to "fall in" brought me down in double quick, and instead of being a curious spectator. I soon became a shatter in the fight. This battle was fought on a remarkable small space of ground. To the rear of Fredericksburg, that is claiming the front of the city to be on the river, there is a plain of about half a mile in acres, which terminate, in a ridge of steep hill, where the enemy had taken up his position. This was the plain where Generals
, he was committed to appear before the Hustings Court. Michael Murphy was arraigned for getting drunk and acting disorderly in the house of John McPherson, and threatening to shoot the proprietor, He was committed in Defant of $200 security. Samuel Liggon charged with taking Dr. Warring's horse, on street, was examined and acquitted. Elchard Barry charged with being engaged with others in assaulting and stabbing Warren L. Story, was committed for a further bearing. Madison Griffin, charged with forging Jno Griffin's name and getting $15 from Richard Reins was acquitted; but committed in default of $100 security for his good behavior. The case of Carter Tadlock. J. P. Thompson, and J. W. Sartin, for stealing $10 from Wm. Rowe, was called, and the witness not responding was continued until Monday, at which time the officers were directed to have on hand all who knew anything of the offence charged against the prisoners. Martha slave of Mrs. Sally Manford