At fair Oaks, Antietam, and on other battle-fields he had shown that he was a hard fighter.
He was a grand soldier, full of honor and gallantry, and a man of great determination.
Fredericksburg from the east bank of the Rappahannock — I.
As I have said, on that Saturday morning we were enveloped in a heavy fog. At 8:15, when we were still holding ourselves in readiness to move to the left, I received the following order:
headquarters, right Grand division, near'clock the movement was ordered to begin.
French threw out a strong body of skirmishers, and his brigades filed out of town as rapidly as possible by two parallel streets, the one on the right, which
Fredericksburg from the east bank of the Rappahannock — Ii. was Hanover street, running into the Telegraph road, and both leading direct to Marye's Hill, the stronghold of the enemy.
On the outskirts of the town the troops encountered a ditch, or canal, so deep as to be almost impassable except