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is cold to-day, with a Northeast wind. Last night the enemy increased their entrenchments on the hills in rear of Fredericksburg and threw up rifle pits near the river on the left of the city. To-day their battalion drills are visible to the naked eye on the plain. No movement of importance has taken place to-day. Our troops are in excellent condition, and as enthusiastic as previous to the last engagement. The Second report of Burnside. 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 The army was withdrawn to this side of the river because I felt the position in front could not be carried, and it was a military necessity either to attack or retire.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 disastrous to us. The army was withdrawn at night, without the knowledge of the enemy, and without loss either of property or men. A. E. Burnside, Major General Commanding. Gen. Burnside, with military frankness and brevity, explains the reas