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It commenced raining, and the river began to rise, not to any great extent, but I did not know now much it might rise. There was no means of crossing, except by going up to the fords, and it would be impossible to do that because of the inability to supply the troops after they should cross. Gen. Sumner, with his command, arrived here in advance. He sent to me, asking if he should cross the river. He was very much tempted to take his own corps across to Fredericksburg by a ford near Falmouth, as there was no enemy there except a very small force. I did not think it advisable that he should cross at that time. The plan I had in contemplation was, if the stores and those bridges had come here, as I expected, to throw Sumner's whole corps across the Rappahannock Fill the wagons with as many small stores as we could, and having beef cattle along for meat, then to make a rapid movement down in the direction of Richmond, and try to meet the enemy and fight a battle before Jacks
. It was doubtless a cheering scene. The correspondence from the army shows the army to be still (or a part of it,) at Falmouth, the letter-writers declaring that Burnside is a commander of "dash," but his "dash" falled through an accident. Mrore remarkable for what it than what it contains. There is not a word in it about the failure to have the pontoons at Falmouth at the proper time, which all the evidence taken by the committee shows to have been the prime cause of the disaster, aner to have the pontoons in the vicinity of Harper's Ferry sent to Washington, with a view to their being taken thence to Falmouth in the event of his upon a change of base. On the 7th or 8th. Burnside received the order investing him with the commrsed with Burnside the plan he proposed, and part of that plan was that Halleck should send down pontoons immediately to Falmouth for the purpose of crossing the river. So important was haste that he then and there sent a dispatch to Gen. Woodbury,