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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 5 1 Browse Search
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sufficient to cover their whole commands; and, the night after, two additional works were completed, sufficient for two more regiments. On Sunday morning the brigade was relieved by General Jenkins, and ordered back to camp. I regret to say the loss of the brigade was heavy. A correct list of casualties will be handed in. I have the honor to be, E. D. Hall, Colonel, commanding Cooke's Brigade. Report of Brigadier-General Law. brigade headquarters, December 17, 1862. Major W. H. Sully, Assistant Adjutant-General: I have the honor to report the part taken by my command in the engagement near Fredericksburg, on Saturday, December thirteen, 1862: On the morning of the thirteenth, my brigade formed a portion of the second or reserve line, extending along the range of hills from the vicinity of Hamilton's Crossing to Dr. Reynolds's house. On the plateau, directly in front of the position occupied by my brigade, and about five hundred yards distant, the skirt of ti
specially, were in a position which precluded any more rapid or sustained marches. Two days were spent upon the branches of the Missouri, and for three successive evenings cannon were fired and signal rockets sent up, in the vain hope that General Sully might be within answering distance; and on the first instant, after thoroughly destroying the stuff abandoned by the Indians, the camp was broken up, and the expeditionary force again in motion, homeward bound. The point on the Missouri reacs had been found — many more carried off and concealed. The season's supplies of meat and clothing material, and their wagons, destroyed. The howlings of the squaws that came across the river told the tale of their misery and despair. If General Sully shall arrive and take up the pursuit, their destruction can be rendered complete. The body of Lieutenant Freeman, killed by the Indians, was promptly recovered, and buried at Camp Sibley, near the Big Mound. The scouts who were with Lieut