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The Daily Dispatch: November 22, 1862., [Electronic resource], The appearance of the Yankee Army in Front of Fredericksburg — shells Thrown into the town — supposed destination of the threatening force. (search)
d of a cavalryman's bugle, falls upon the ear. The writer in the Herald, writing later than the above says: That the army in front has been of large proportions we have no reason to doubt, but many facts to establish; but, at the same time, we are impressed with the conviction that this decided demonstration is a feint, and that Gen. Burnside concluded that he could do this and yet lose but little, if any, time in embarking his army at points along the Potomac — Aquia creek and Potomac creek — for the real point of attack on Richmond. The main column for this attack will, we believe, move via Suffolk, and probably lesser columns from other points. On Tuesday and Wednesday the Potomac river was covered with vessels of all sizes and kinds, mainly of the transport order. That these vessels were intended to carry off the army is an opinion entertained by many. Enough of the army will be left over the river though to "keep up appearances" We shall not be surprised if by