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Why Burnside did not renew the attack at Fredericksburg. by rush C. Hawkins, Brevet Brigadier-General, U. S. V. November 22d, 1862, the whole Union army had reached Falmouth, opposite FredericksFredericksburg, and General Lee, who had proved upon more than one occasion his watchfulness and enterprise, took means to insure the arrival, about the same time, of the Army of Northern Virginia on the heights in the immediate rear of Fredericksburg. Without the slightest delay the enemy's line of defense was marked out, nor did their labors cease until their defensive lines were made formidable and co
be made by General Sumner's Right Grand Division upon the enemy's center immediately back of Fredericksburg, where the hills were steepest and the fortifications strongest.
There were a few officer e bombardment of December 11th, the many disastrous attempts to lay the pontoons in front of Fredericksburg, and come to 3 o'clock of that day, when volunteers were called for to cross the river in op