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as peremptorily ordered by the military authorities in Washington. The World makes the following remarkable statement: We have no words of unkindness for Gen Burnside. He is a very different style of man from the braggart Pope, and deserves commiseration rather than censure in his heavy misfortune. Gen Burnside acted underGen Burnside acted under strict orders; he was complies to move upon Fredericksburg by peremptory directions from Washington, which domineered over his judgment and extorted his obedience. Whembe was ordered to Fredericksburg he had the promise of Gen. Halleck that this pontoons should meet him there Gen. Halleck forgot to give the order, and they were delayed so long that the enemy occupied the heights. In this emergency a council of war was held; all the corps commanders opposed an advance; but Burnside said, in conclusion, that he was compelled to advance by orders from Washington. The reported wounding of Gen. Meagher is a mistake. His horse fell upon him, but he was
Retribution. There can be no doubt that Burnside promises his army the pillage of Fredericksburg as an inducement to the assault. A variety of circumstances prove this fact. A gentleman whose house had been occupied, and was undergoing the process of rifling, asked a general officer, whom be believes to have been General Sumner, to protect his property. He was asked if he was a Union man, and upon his replying in the negative, he was told that he would, in that case, receive no protectiy habits in which the Yankee soldiers have been encouraged by their officers to indulge, ever since the commencement of this war while they have not the slightest effect upon the general result, are to the last degree destructive of discipline. Burnside's army is at this moment little more than a mob of thieves and outlaws, if all we hear of them be true. The battle of the 13th took out of them all of discipline that the pillage of the town had left. It seems to be in the way of Providence th
From Fredericksburg. The passengers who arrived in the city yesterday afternoon by the Fredericksburg train, bring us no later information with reference to the condition of affairs above. It is stated that all is quiet, and the fact that a bloody battle has recently been fought, is scarcely realized. Our troops are said to be in the best possible spirits, and ready for any emergency; though they do not contemplate another collision with the forces of Burnside very shortly.
Another haul upon the Yankees. On Saturday morning last a detachment of the cavalry of Gen. Wade Hampton under the command of the General in person, made a rich haul on a Yankee train in the neighborhood of Occoquan. They captured a train of wagons, twenty seven in number, laden with the choicest articles for the gay Christmas season. Many of the articles captured were Isbelled "Christmas presents for Gen. Burnside," and consisted of fine brandies, cigars, and wines, and indeed everything calculated to elevate the fallen spirits of the Yankee chieftain. Besides these there was a good supply of sutter's stores, embracing boots and shoes, gauntlets, and nearly every other article necessary for the comfort of man during the cold season. In addition, one hundred and seventy Yankees who were guarding the train were made prisoners, and arrived in this city yesterday. The also captured the notorious John C. Underwood, who has been acting as a pilot for the Yankees since the wa
equired for the brigade, which went into action twelve hundred strong. The World says, editorially, that no further effort to reach Richmond will be made by Burnside's army at present, and that it will go into winter quarters because it can do nothing else. Dispatch from Burnside. Washington. Dec. 17. --The followBurnside. Washington. Dec. 17. --The following dispatch from Gen Burnside was received here last evening: Hdq'rs Army of Potomac, Dec. 18, P. M. Major Gen. Halleck Commander-in-Chief. The Army of the Potomac was with drawn to this side of the Rappahannock river because I felt fully convinced that the position in front could not be carried, and it was a miGen Burnside was received here last evening: Hdq'rs Army of Potomac, Dec. 18, P. M. Major Gen. Halleck Commander-in-Chief. The Army of the Potomac was with drawn to this side of the Rappahannock river because I felt fully convinced that the position in front could not be carried, and it was a military necessity either to attack the enemy or retire. A repulse would have been disastrous to us under existing circumstances. The army was withdrawn at night without the knowledge of the enemy, and without loss, either of property or men. Ambrose E. Burnside., Major General Commanding Over one thousand wounded arrived t
d of being a curious spectator. I soon became a shatter in the fight. This battle was fought on a remarkable small space of ground. To the rear of Fredericksburg, that is claiming the front of the city to be on the river, there is a plain of about half a mile in acres, which terminate, in a ridge of steep hill, where the enemy had taken up his position. This was the plain where Generals Sumner's and Hooker's Grand Divisions fought and attempted to storm those works of the enemy which Gen. Burnside has denominated the "key to their position." From morning till night assault after assault was repeated to gain possession of those heights, but the many desperate efforts of our troops met with failure. We were defeated because bravery and human endurance were unequal to the undertaking. When we charged across the open field, the concentrated, withering fire of the enemy swept everything be ore it, and fendered the accomplishment of our purpose an utter impossibility. Within about on
ue to his rack, end, on the part of the enemy an escort of infantry, with arms reversed, and marching to the sound of martial music, paid the last honors due to the departed brave. The sight was a touching one and unless grateful to our than it was cared table to the magnanimity of our foe. On our side everything was done decently and it order, under the supervision of that soldier and gentlemen, Gen. Kershaw. An incident has just come to our notice which deserves to be recorded; It seems that about the time the enemy appeared on the Stafford bills, Young Irvin of Stafford, a member of Gen. Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry, by accident found himself within the enemy's lines, and being unable to extricate himself, was arrested by the Yankees as a spy, and tried end condemned as a spy for execution. The facts becoming known to Gen. R. E. Lee, that officer knowing the charge to be base leas, at once informed Gen Burnside, who immediately, and to his credit, unconditionally released Irvin.
s denounced this army as "disaffected and dangerous,' and that in fact, "the Army of the Potomac has ceased to exist; " that "the animosity in Washington towards the army is amply repaid by the bitterness of the army towards the Cabinet;" that Gen Burnside had been ordered to move against the enemy "last Thursday week," and that the order was countermanded with the discovery that some of his Generals "had no confidence in him;" that the army is demoralized and in a dangerous position, and that tspondent night call and every Democrat in the House a Knight of the Golden Circle, and they would only laugh at him. Good joke! The Expiring enlistments in the Army of the Potomac. A correspondent of the New York World thus writes from Burnside's army about the troops there whose terms of enlistment are soon to expire: Officers and soldiers who count the days and weeks and months of their term of service are conscious of what the people are not, viz: that the whole brilliant army
my in Kentucky was allowed to pass directly through the State. In the face of Burnside and of all his troops, Morgan was permitted to ride by him almost unmolested, tates hadrailled in sufficient numbers was the bold marauder captured. But if Burnside had nothing to do with catching the hare, upon his light to cook it when caugst. A telegram from Cincinnati, dated the 31st, gives the following action of Burnside in the premises: major General Burnside has issued an order declaring themajor General Burnside has issued an order declaring the State of Kentucky invaded by a rebel force, with the avowed intention of overawing the Judges of Elections, intimidating loyal voters and keeping them from the polls The New York World thus comments on this action: The coincidence of Gen. Burnside's demonstration in Kentucky against the freedom of election, with the extraded with forage at Stamford, Ky., yesterday. Colonel Sanders reports to Gen Burnside having captured three hundred and fifty rebels near the Cumberland river, in
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From the Southwest. Morton, Miss, Aug. 4. --Twenty-two transports, laden with troops, have passed Natchez., going down, up to Friday. A number of Banks's and Burnside's regiments have been mustered out, their terms of service having expired. Transports loaded with negroes are sent up daily to Island No.10, where a camp for the instruction of the blacks in the manual of arms has been established. East and West Louisiana have been stripped to form negro regiments. Rumor says Sherman is furloughing one out of every company, and they leave daily for home. Pillaging parties are sent out daily from the garrisons at Natchez and New Carthage, who strip the country of provisions and commit every species of vandalism. The weather is extremely warm — thermometer 92 degrees.
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