It is much to be regretted that it became necessary, at that particular time, to send Gen. Corse
's brigade from the Junction
to repel a threatened attack upon Gordonsville
Had they remained at the Junction
the enemy would either never have ventured to attack the bridges, or he would have been repelled without effecting his purpose.
The troops sent up yesterday evening to reinforce those already at the bridge of the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, marched to the depot from Seven Pines
, a distance of at least six miles, and when they had arrived found that no preparation had been made for transporting them.
They remained at the Central
depot an hour and a half, the officers of the road having received no intimation of any intention to send them on.--Such at least is the rumor.
We know not whether it is true or not, but strict inquiry ought to be made, and the proper punishment awarded to the delinquent, or delinquents, in the premises.
Of all other operations those of a military character are most dependent upon time, and can least afford to be trifled with.