The news from the armies in the vicinity of Fredericksburg
for the past two days has been exceedingly meagre, and even rumors with reference to the respective forces have been unusually scarce.
By the train last night we were unable to obtain anything which looked to the probability of another attempt on the part of the enemy to recross the river.
Everything was reported quiet up to noon yesterday, with no new development of the operations of Burnside
In the early part of the day yesterday it was asserted positively that a dispatch had been received from Gen. Lee
at the War Department that the enemy were crossing the Rappahannock
at Port Royal
, but on inquiry late last evening we were assured that no such dispatch had been received.
The general impression is that their army has been withdrawn to the Potomac
— whether to take transports for some other locality to pursue their inward to Richmond
journey, or to go into winter quarters around the Federal
capital, can only be conjectured.
One thing is certain, Burnside
is in no haste to renew the experiment which resulted so disastrously to his fortunes at Fredericksburg