Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Major-General Halleck” in article 5 of The Daily Dispatch: December 23, 1862., [Electronic resource]:
...as taken place to-day.
Our troops are in excellent condition, and as enthusiastic as previous to the last engagement.
Headq's Army of the Potomac, December 16, 1862. 6 o'clock P. M.
Major-General Halleck .
The army was withdrawn to this side of the river because I felt the position in front could not be carried, and it was a military necessity either to attack or retire.
A repulse would have been ...
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