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is a very different style of man from the braggart Pope, and deserves commiseration rather than censure in his heavy misfortune. Gen Burnside acted under strict orders; he was complies to move upon Fredericksburg by peremptory directions from Washington, which domineered over his judgment and extorted his obedience. Whembe was ordered to Fredericksburg he had the promise of Gen. Halleck that this pontoons should meet him there Gen. Halleck forgot to give the order, and they were delayed so long that the enemy occupied the heights. In this emergency a council of war was held; all the corps commanders opposed an advance; but Burnside said, in conclusion, that he was compelled to advance by orders from Washington. The reported wounding of Gen. Meagher is a mistake. His horse fell upon him, but he was only slightly injured, and is still in command of what remains of his brigade. Matters in the West. Dates from Nashville to the 10th show that the dispatches to the press o