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f Burnside, in the middle of a winter campaign, while the army was on the march, was one main cause of the disaster which followed. It is pretended that he was removed for disobedience of orders. It is yet to be proved that he ever disobeyed any positive orders it was in his power to fulfill. If he did so, why has he not been court martialed ? And does it not seem strange to every one that the abler General should be hampered by orders while the less experienced, we are told, had a carte Blanche? The more immediate cause of the disaster is proved to be the delay on the part of the War Department in sending forward the pontoons, as agreed to by Gen. Halleck. With his usual foresight, Gen. McClellan, on the 6th of November, had dispatched an order to have the pontoons in the vicinity of Harper's Ferry sent to Washington, with a view to their being taken thence to Falmouth in the event of his upon a change of base. On the 7th or 8th. Burnside received the order investing him w