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ived; at least, not till it was too late to obey them with any hope of success.
Franklin's grand division consisted of the two corps of Reynolds (16,000) and W. F. Smith (21,000), with cavalry under Bayard, raising it nearly or quite to 40,000.
At 9 A. M., Reynolds advanced on the left; Meade's division, in front, being immediathe field; whereupon, his division fell back also.
Sickles's division of Hooker's men, which had followed Birney's to the front, took the place of Gibbon's; but Smith's corps--21,000 strong — was not sent in, and remained nearer to Fredericksburg, not determinedly engaged throughout the day. Yet, even Reynolds's and Stoneman's c with Brig.-Gens. W. T. H. Brooks and John Newton, were designated in this order for ignominious dismissal from the service: while Maj.-Gens. W. B. Franklin and W. F. Smith, and Brig.-Gens. John Cochrane and Edward Ferrero, with Lt.-Col. J. H. Taylor, were relieved from duty with this army. them from the service; but, on the advice