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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)
rejoice to say the sentiment is general that, if the Government thinks it will subserve the great end in view, our people are ready for the sacrifice. Col. Ball, who has been in command, together with Lieut.-Col. Critcher, 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 the proximity is intensely interesting. Our citizens, for the most part, take it as a joke that may be carried too far, and others don't see much about it to laugh at. During the afternoon the impression prevailed that the enemy were embarking in the vicinity of Aquia creek, the Potoma