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Chapter 21: battle of Fredericksburg In the early morning of the 13th, about 3 A. M., I wrote a home letter for my children that is preserved: We are now in a house abandoned by Mr. Knox, and near the front line. One or two shells have passed clear through the house, but my room is in pretty good shape. Charles (Lieutenant Howard) is well and sleeping. So are Lieutenant Stinson, Captain Whittlesey, Lieutenants Steel and Atwood sleeping on the floor near me. I am sitting on this
ey might be, before midnight.
As the orders were not received at midnight, Franklin sent an aid-de-camp for them.
The reply to the aid was that they would be ready soon and sent; but they did not reach Franklin until about seven o'clock of the 13th.
Of course it was too late for an attack at dawn.
The supporting divisions from Hooker never came, so that it is plain that Franklin's plan was not adopted.
Strange as it may appear, Burnside was evidently relying on Sumner's grand division to