er, however, was not entirely suppressed by the reply from Washington.
On the 6th inst., General Sedgwick, with part of his corps, crossed the river on pontoons, below Fredericksburg, and made a deh Hill was without a supporting musket nearer than Longstreet and Ewell, thirty miles away.
On Sedgwick's advice Hooker withdrew his force to the north side of the river.
In separating his army so felt by Hooker to advance, does not seem to have been seconded by his corps commanders.
General Sedgwick had given it as his opinion, that it was not safe to mass troops south of the river below F2d, covering a distance of twenty-six miles, and took position on the right near Rock Creek.
Sedgwick with the sixth corps left Manchester on the 1st, and after a march of over thirty miles, was on whole force tomorrow, we ought to defeat the force the enemy has.
A memorandum addressed to Sedgwick at 10 P. M., says: The general purposes to make a vigorous attack upon the enemy tomorrow, and