to night, Gen. Burnside declared that he would renew the contest in the morning.
There is, to my mind however, little probability that this will be done, or can be done.
It is likely that the council of Generals-- composed of Burnside, Summer, Hooker, and Franklin — now meeting at this house, will shake this determination, as I know they are all opposed to the measure.
Indeed, one has only to go over to Fredericksburg, where the army is now huddled, and see its shattered and broken condition's grand division, which in- cluded two divisions of Stoneman's corps, is. In killed, 443; wounded, 3,343; missing, 1,900.
There is reason to believe that the greater portion of the wounded are made prisoners.
The loss in Gen. Sumner's and Hooker's grand divisions, which made the assault upon the enemy's works, cannot be fully ascertained as yet but sufficient is known to justify the assertion that our loss in killed and wounded will reach ten to twelve thousand in the battle of Saturday.