supply such an army as General McClellan led against Richmond, will carry conviction to the European public.
It is impossible for me to describe the positions of each of the numerous confederate batteries which stretched along the length of their six-mile line of battle.
It will suffice, if I indicate the batteries which were most hotly engaged, and bore the brunt of the action.
By far the most important position was occupied by the Washington artillery, commanded by Col. Walton, of New-Orleans, and posted on the heights in the immediate neighborhood of Fredericksburgh, not more than four hundred yards from the town.
These heights, which are precisely of that altitude which is most favorable for the play of artillery, are surmounted by a brick house — now riddled by round-shot — belonging to Mr. Marye, and are commonly called Marye's Heights.
At their base a road winds, protected on one side by the hills, and on the other by a solid stone wall, about four feet in height, over