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The date of the following letter gives it additional interest. The movements of Burnside were developing themselves, and the battle of Fredericksburg about to open; but the charger of the great captain must ‘wait at his tent door’ while from a heart as tender as that of the gentlest woman he sends these lines of affectionate sympathy to a bereaved mother:
Colonel Walter H. Taylor, of his staff, relates (in his admirable book, ‘Four Years With Lee’) that he carried him the letter
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