About daylight he occupied the town.
Gibbon crossed early on the 3d, and at 7 A. M. was formed on Sedgwick's right.
In moving forward to turn our left he was stopped by the canal.
Sedgwick then determined to assault Marye's and the contiguous hills, and did so. His right column under Colonel Spear, consisted of four regiments; his left of two regiments under Colonel Johns.
Both columns, supported by four other regiments under Colonel Burnham, moved upon Marye's hill, while Howe's division advanced rapidly in three columns of assault on the left of Hazel run, upon Lee's hill.
But what was Early doing?
With his 9,000 infantry he occupied a line six miles long, from Hamilton's crossing to a point on the river above Fredericksburg.
Sedgwick had, as stated before, 29,342 men. Add to that, four officers and an hundred men of cavalry, and thirty-three officers, and 1,103 men of artillery, and his whole force amounted to 30,582.
Barksdale held the left of Early's lines