to this side of the river, and are being well cared for and the dead were all buried under a flag of truce.
The surgeons report a much larger proportion of slight wounds than usual 1,632 only being treated in hospitals.
I am glad to represent the army at the present time in good condition.
Thanking the Government for that entire support and confidence which I have always received from them, I remain, General, Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, A. E. Burnside, Major-Gen Com'g the Army of the Potomac.
Lincoln Refuses to accept Burnside's resignation.
Burnside arrived in Washington on the 20th and tendered his resignation, which Lincoln refused to accept.
Burnside left for the Army of the Potomac on the 22d.
Another statement from Burnside. Washington, Dec. 23.
--The following has been received at Headquarters:
Headq's Army of the Potomac, December 23, 1862. To Major-General H. W. Halleck, General in Chief:
In my report to