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and Hooker, forming the right wing under General Burnside, to Leesburgh, on the fifth instant; then Cox's division of Reno's corps, a portion of Burnside's column, in cooperation with the reconnaissavision of Reno's corps was sent forward by Gen. Burnside to support Cox, and between two and three About three o'clock P. M., Hooker's corps, of Burnside's column, moved up to the right of the main rin the woods and under cover. By order of Gen. Burnside, Gibbon's brigade, of Hatch's division, lasboro, as promptly as possible. The corps of Burnside and Porter (the latter having but one weak di, and to endeavor to relieve Harper's Ferry. Burnside and Porter, upon reaching the road from Boonsch was in course of execution. The effect of Burnside's movement on the enemy's right was to prevenheir left, and we held what we had gained. Burnside's corps, consisting of Wilcox's, Sturgis's anion maintained until the enemy retreated. Gen. Burnside had sent to me for reenforcements late in
upy at all hazards, and the possession of which was necessary to the successful carrying out of General McClellan's programme. About half-past 2 our cavalry began to fall back, owing to the superiority of the enemy, and a courier was sent to the Sixth regulars, Captain Sanders, which was stationed three miles back on the road, ordering them to come up on the gallop, which they did. Reinforcements consisting of a battery and Doubleday's old brigade of infantry were also hurried forward from Burnside's encampment at Purcellsville, whither he had moved up his forces in the course of the day. As our men fell back, the rebel cavalry followed until within range of our guns, when they were brought to a halt by the most splendid artillery firing of the war. The rebels soon got their guns into a position commanding our own, but in five minutes time it became too hot for them. They changed to another position, but were in less time driven from that. Finally they galloped over a meadow, our
c. 25.-battle of Fredericksburgh, Va. General Burnside's reports. headquarters of the army t there; none of his staff were there; but Gen. Burnside coming in half an hour or so after I had astaff, I repeated to him all I had said to Gen. Burnside, adding, however, that my principal objectidea entertained at Washington had been, that Burnside would force the passage of the river some twend spoke of the laugh that would be raised at Burnside's expense in that case. But I think a privat guns thumping through the fog. Presently General Burnside, with his staff and a few lancers, came finly killing more of them than the enemy. Gen. Burnside, I have since learned, sent orders to the in a single place. But so determined was Gen. Burnside to carry out his programme, that he ordereo put down the bridge, but again failed. General Burnside then proposed that a party of volunteers m that ten minutes. I looked at my watch. Gen. Burnside put every man into action that went in at [7 more...]
d be as child's play. To appreciate the strength of our position it must be seen. Suffice it to say, that we had Stonewalls at both ends of the line — Jackson on the right and the stone fence on the left, at Fredericksburgh. No other man than Burnside would have attempted so difficult or so foolhardy an adventure. Truly may it be said, the Yankees slain in battle have been butchered to make a Lincoln holiday. They have failed here most signally. They may try the Port Royal route; if they the enemy was about to force an attack under circumstances which would have insured defeat had the onslaught been made by the bravest disciplined troops of Europe, and which reduced the rout of the disheartened and loosely coupled troops of General Burnside to an absolute certainty. As the observer stood on the range of hills which impend over Fredericksburgh on the south, and glanced his eye down upon the town, and, right and left, along the low swelling ridges which extend from the river on
Doc. 30.-General McClellan's farewell. The following farewell address was read to the forces composing the army of the Potomac: headquarters army of the Potomac, camp near Rectortown, November 7, 1862. Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Potomac: An order of the President devolves upon Major-General Burnside the command of this army. In parting from you I cannot express the love and gratitude I bear you. As an army you have grown up under my care. In you I have never found doubt or coldness. The battles you have fought under my command will proudly live in our nation's history. The glory you have achieved, our mutual perils and fatigues, the graves of our comrades fallen in battle and by disease, the broken forms of those whom wounds and sickness have disabled — the strongest associations which can exist among men — unite us still by an indissoluble tie. We shall ever be comrades in supporting the constitution of our country and the nationality of its people. Ge
on of courage, bravery, rashness unparalleled, because it was an emergency requiring an exhibition of such qualities. But that affair, although so brilliant, is hardly equal to the charge made on Sunday last at Fredericksburgh by a squadron of the First Indiana cavalry, commanded by Capt. Dahlgren. I am sitting in Col. Asboth's tent, at General Sigel's headquarters, listening to a plain statement of what occurred, narrated by a modest, unassuming sergeant. I will give it briefly. Gen. Burnside requested Gen. Sigel to make a cavalry reconnoissance of Fredericksburgh. General Sigel selected his body-guard, commanded by Captain Dahlgren, with sixty men of the First Indiana cavalry and a portion of the Sixth Ohio. It was no light task to ride forty miles, keep the movement concealed from the enemy, cross the river and dash through the town, especially as it was known the rebels occupied it in force; it was an enterprise calculated to dampen the ardor of most men, but which was h
they took a position at the ford opposite Fredericksburgh, to check the enemy attempting to cross over to Falmouth. Our cannonading was immense; the enemy could not stand its precision. Every shot fired went directly over the houses in this town, frightening the residents very much, as it came so unexpectedly. They had no idea of a Yankee army ever coming down here again. They presumed that if we attempted to go to Richmond it would be by the way of Gordonsville. This movement of General Burnside has completely taken them by surprise. As we stated in a previous despatch, our forces passed through Warrenton in three columns, Gen. Hancock on the right, General French the centre, and Gen. Howard on the left. This constitutes General touch's corps. The Ninth army corps, commanded by General---, and Couch's corps, are under the command of General Sumner. The troops took the direct road to Warrenton Junetion, early on Saturday morning, and encamped on the evening of that day in
two ways. It was a complete success from beginning to end, and while it will have a tendency to elevate the character of our cavalry as soldiers, it has also taught the rebels that their cavalry is no match for ours. He was shown at several points where the contest might have been an equal one, had the rebels stood their ground. The object of the expedition was to ascertain the whereabouts of any of the large rebel force reported to be near at hand by different scouts, and particularly the whereabouts of Jackson. It was ascertained, upon authority deemed reliable, that Jackson, with both Hills, passed through New-Market last Sunday in a southerly direction. The report that there is any considerable force at Winchester is doubted by those in authority. Major-Gen. Burnside, upon learning the result of the expedition, at once sent an order by telegraph, thanking the Commanding General, and, through him, the officers and men under his command, for the public service rendered.
ing for armed bodies in rebellion against the Government of the United States. Your railroads and other means of transportation are removing supplies to the depots of such troops. This condition of things must terminate, and by direction of Gen. Burnside, I accordingly demand the surrender of the city into my hands, as the representative of the United States, at or before five o'clock this afternoon. Failing an affirmative reply to this demand, by the hour indicated, sixteen hours will be pemed bodies in rebellion against the Government of the United States ; that our railroads and other means of transportation are removing supplies to the depots of such troops; that this condition of things must terminate; that by command of Major-Gen. Burnside, you demand the surrender of this town into your hands as the representative of the Government of the United States, at or before five o'clock this afternoon; that failing an affirmative reply to this demand by the time indicated, sixteen
reply on the sixth, marked Exhibit No. 2. On the first of August I ordered Gen. Burnside to immediately embark his troops at Newport News, transfer them to Acquia C as long as possible. He had been reenforced by King's division and a part of Burnside's corps, under Gen. Reno, from Fredericksburgh. I also directed Gen. BurnsideGen. Burnside to occupy Richard's and Barnett's Fords, which were between him and Gen. Pope's main army. The enemy made several attempts to cross at different points on the Rardered the remainder of the army of the Potomac to Alexandria, and directed Gen. Burnside to prepare to evacuate Fredericksburgh and Acquia Creek. I determined, howed the written order of the President relieving Gen. McClellan, and placing Gen. Burnside in command of the army of the Potomac. This order was transmitted by a spe It may be said that there are no reenforcements available. I point to General Burnside's forces, to that of General Pope, not necessary to maintain a strict defe
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