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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)
house three brigades, embracing cavalry, infantry, and artillery. About noon the enemy arrived on the hills in the rear of Fairmont, but kept their force out of view, being drawn up from Lawson's Hill back as far as Mr. John R. Fitzhugh's — The enemy planted four pieces of artillery in the skirt of woods on the hill at Miss Mary Scott's a commanding position. Four other pieces were understood to be on the highway in the immediate neighborhood. We had four pieces of artillery near the "White Plains" house, (Mr. S. H.Owens a,) within the corporation; but the point is not compactly built over, the woolen factory. Hesston's and Book's flouring miles besides several private residences being in the vicinity. About three o'clock in the afternoon, an artillery duel commenced which was kept up with much spirit by the enemy. It continued for several hours. One of our men was killed and another severely wounded. We have a report — but cannot vouch for his correctness — that the enem<