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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)
ritcher, have been most assiduous in their efforts at guarding the town from the Federal troops who now menace it.] Wednesday has come and gone and Fredericksburg still stands. Early in the forenoon batteries were planted on the hills from Falmouth down to the lower ferry, on Bray's farm, a distance of over smile, and threatening to each and every part of the town. The hills at no point are scarcely as much as a quarter of a mile from our first street, on the bank of the river, so that ththat the enemy were embarking in the vicinity of Aquia creek, the Potomac river being reported as fad of transports. Thursday morning opens in lowering style — a thick, cloudy sky, with spattering rain. Along the whole range of hills, from Falmouth down, stand batteries frowning and threatening destruction to the old burg. About half past 9 o'clock bang, bang, was the salute, until nine shots were discharged. "Where is it ?" "What are they firing at? " were the inquiries that passed amon