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Burnside's reports. headquarters of the army of the Potomac, Falmouth, December 19. Major-General H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief, Uniteing Army of the Potomac. headquarters of the army of the Potomac, Falmouth, December 23, 1862. Major-General H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief,sota. Lieutenant-Colonel Sawyer's report. in camp near Falmouth, Va., December 16, 1862. Captain E. D. Mason, A. A.A. General, etc.:Hoyt's report. headquarters Eighth Connecticut volunteers, Falmouth, Va., December 18, 1862. Adjutant-General J D. Williams: General:third New-York Volunteers. Cincinnati commercial account. Falmouth, December 17, 1862. There was much difficulty in the early parte where I was advised not to be in the morning, the little town of Falmouth, as it was supposed the rebels would give it their attention in ththe Supplement. M. H. Detroit free press account. near Falmouth, Va., December 19. Since the recent battle at Fredericksburgh I h
der Capt, Sharra, I could plainly see the rebels gathering together in great haste to meet us, and not wishing to give them time to collect, started after them before the Sixth Ohio were over, leaving directions for them, and supposing that they would be over by the time I would fall back, if necessary. We found the city full of soldiers, who were almost entirely surprised, and made many prisoners, whom we sent to the ford, where I supposed the Sixth Ohio to be. It being nearly a mile from Falmouth through Fredericksburgh, and not wishing to run my horses so far, I sent Lieut. Carr, with a detachment ahead, to dash through the town and see where the enemy were concentrated. Lieut. Carr gallantly drove several detachments before him until they reached the main body. Having now found where the enemy were posted, I ordered Capt. Sharra to drive them away, which he did in the most effectual and gallant manner, charging a much larger force, and driving them wherever they stood. The figh
Doc. 47-occupation of Falmouth, Va. Philadelphia Inquirer account. Falmouth, Va., November 11, 1862. the FederFalmouth, Va., November 11, 1862. the Federal army, under the immediate command of Gen. Sumner, arrived within a mile of this place about noon yesterday, having made thas a reconnoitring party, and while marching down towards Falmouth, the rebels opened on them, causing some considerable connsylvania, Col. Brooks, advanced as skirmishers along the Falmouth road, until within a mile of the town. These two regimenry high and commanding elevation, directly in the rear of Falmouth. Captain Pettit's battery was at once placed in positiicksburgh, to check the enemy attempting to cross over to Falmouth. Our cannonading was immense; the enemy could not stanill not go out of Virginia to go into winter quarters. Falmouth is a very old town, some of the houses dating as far backsterday morning a ferry-scow, belonging to Mr. Fichler of Falmouth, was destroyed by the rebels to prevent our crossing. Th
and the authorities of Fredericksburgh, which show why the threat to shell the city was not executed. The following is Gen. Sumner's reply to the Mayor's letter refusing to surrender the town: headquarters right Grand division, camp near Falmouth, November 21, 1862. To the Mayor and Common Council, Fredericksburgh, Va.: Your letter of this afternoon is at hand, and in consideration of your pledge that the acts complained of shall cease, and that your town shall not be occupied by any to the opposite shore, but were not received, as the following note will explain. It will also be seen that an apology was made for firing on the train which left, carrying out the departing citizens. headquarters right Grand division, near Falmouth, Va., Nov. 22, 1862. To the Mayor of Fredericksburgh, Va.: The invitation given you in my letter of last night was in these words: Gen. Patrick will meet a committee or representatives from your town to-morrow morning, at nine o'clock, at th
ains unwound their long, snake-like forms, and were drawn, each boat by its team, down to the river's brink. It had been determined, in council of war, held on Wednesday, that, instead of extending our lines of operations along the river from Falmouth to Port Conway, the entire army should be crossed at or near Fredericksburgh. Five pontoon-bridges were to be thrown across the river — the first at the Lacey House, which lies directly opposite the end of the main street of Fredericksburgh, half a mile below Falmouth; the second and third within a few hundred yards from the first. The remaining two were to be thrown over a mile and a half or two miles further down the stream, and on these the grand division of Gen. Franklin--the left — would cross, while Sumner's and Hooker's grand divisions — right and centre — would use the three upper ones. It was about three o'clock this morning when the boats were unshipped from the teams at the river's brink. Swiftly and silently the En
Doc. 110.-the army of the Potomac. General Burnside's Second attempt to cross the Rappahannock. headquarters army of the Potomac, camp near Falmouth, January 23, 1863. the second attempt on the part of the army of the Potomac to obtain possession of the southern bank of the Rappahannock as a base of operations againsnd has been foiled. If the weather had continued favorable, we should have succeeded last Wednesday morning in successfully laying the pontoons some miles above Falmouth. We should have thrown a hundred thousand men over to the other side of the river. We should have surprised the enemy, for our preliminary feints and operations snatched out of our fingers by some elfish fate. It is now no secret that the point selected for crossing the Rappahannock was Banks's Ford, six miles above Falmouth, and from eight to ten miles removed from the ground occupied by the army. This point of passage was selected at the very last moment, and after every other ava
ich Captain McNeil has displayed skill and daring. 6. Gen. W. F. Lee, with a section of his artillery, under Lieut. Ford, on twenty-fifth February, attacked two of the enemy's gunboats at Tappahannock, and drove them down the river, daming them, but suffering no loss on his part. 7. Gen. Fitz-Hugh Lee, with a detachment of four hundred of his brigade, crossed the swollen waters of the Rappahannock on the twenty-fifth of February, reconnoitred the enemy's lines to within a few miles of Falmouth, broke through his outposts, fell upon his camps, killed and wounded many, took one hundred and fifty prisoners, including five commissioned and ten non-commissioned officers, and recrossed the river with the loss of only fourteen killed, wounded, and missing. 8. On twenty-sixth February, Brig.-Gen. W. E. Jones, with a small force, attacked two regiments of cavalry, belonging to Milroy's command, in the Shenandoah Valley, routed them and took two hundred prisoners, with horses, arms, etc
cting Aid-de-Camp to General Averill, was wounded in the nose and cheek. Among the rebel officers taken was Major Breckenridge, of the First Virginia cavalry. The prisoners are a sorry-looking set. --N. Y. Times. Another account. Falmouth, Va., March 18, 1868. Your special correspondent, who accompanied General Averill's cavalry expedition, has just returned, having left Kelly's Ford this morning at daylight. The expedition was a complete success. Gen. Averill, with detachmentwake up Fitz-Hugh Lee's cavalry, who were reported to be in that direction. The force reached Morrisville, eighteen miles out, during the afternoon, when a portion of the advance-guard proceeded direct to Kelly's Ford, twenty-five miles above Falmouth, and dispersing a small body of the enemy near the ford, and discovering that it was guarded by dismounted cavalry pickets on the opposite side. During the night, a force under Lieut.-Colonel Curtis, of the First Massachusetts cavalry, was de
rris. headquarters Sixty-Sixth regiment N. Y.V., camp near Falmouth, Va., May, 1863. sir: I have the honor to submit the following rehe brigade, Gen. Zook commanding, about four miles to the right of Falmouth, where the brigade bivouacked for the night. This regiment was ornued march of about twelve hours. returned to its old camp near Falmouth, Va. A report of the loss of the regiment, from the time of leavi headquarters Sixty-First regiment, N. Y. Vols., camp near Falmouth, Va., May 7, 1863. To Captain G. H. Caldwell, Assistant Adjutant-Gend and Twenty-Ninth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, camp near Falmouth, Va., May 8, 1863. Captain: I have the honor to report in compliaforce to pieces. All of his movements, from the moment of leaving Falmouth, had been with this object in view. Reynolds was on the extremem his plan, thought over and over, and decided upon before he left Falmouth. There will be universal regret that he recrossed the river, bu