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as peremptorily ordered by the military authorities in Washington. The World makes the following remarkable statement: We have no words of unkindness for Gen Burnside. He is a very different style of man from the braggart Pope, and deserves commiseration rather than censure in his heavy misfortune. Gen Burnside acted underGen 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
Retribution. There can be no doubt that Burnside promises his army the pillage of Fredericksburg as an inducement to the assault. A variety of circumstances prove this fact. A gentleman whose house had been occupied, and was undergoing the process of rifling, asked a general officer, whom be believes to have been General Sumner, to protect his property. He was asked if he was a Union man, and upon his replying in the negative, he was told that he would, in that case, receive no protectiy habits in which the Yankee soldiers have been encouraged by their officers to indulge, ever since the commencement of this war while they have not the slightest effect upon the general result, are to the last degree destructive of discipline. Burnside's army is at this moment little more than a mob of thieves and outlaws, if all we hear of them be true. The battle of the 13th took out of them all of discipline that the pillage of the town had left. It seems to be in the way of Providence th