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tive. The report of the advance of the Federal reached Fredericksburg Thursday afternoon; as late as midnight Thursday night, Field, who was in command of the Confederate troops, assured citizens that the not believe, from the reports brought in his pickets, that the Yankee force was sufficient to threaten an attack which involved occupation of the town. The citizens and the civil authorities" reated, therefore, hope on the relief that General Field a troops and save the town from Yankee This hope was sadly cursed, for on Friday morning it was discovered by the citizens that the bridges across the river were in names, and that the Confederate troop were first acting from Falmouth and making their way through Fredericksburg into the country back of it. I have no to criticizes our General or his troops, it is due to the citizens and "civil authorities" to say, that they were solely distressed when they found that the Yankees were not and beaten back was this lessened wh