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ARMY OPERATIONS IN VIRGINIA: Refusal of the Rebels to Surrender Fredericksburgh; The Passage of the Rappahannock to be Disputed (11/24/1862)
New York Times - Times Machine ^ | 11/24/1862

Posted on 11/24/2022 7:10:23 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson


The following is the reply of the Mayor of Fredericksburgh to the demands of Gen. BURNSIDE, which, owing to the late hour, could not be had last night.



[???] Major-Gen. E.V. Sumner, Comd'g U.S.A.

SIR: I have received, at twenty minutes before five o'clock this afternoon, your communication of this [???] In it you state that "under cover of the houses of his town, shots have been fired upon the troops of [???] command; that our mills and manufactories are furnishing provisions and the material for clothing for armed soldiers in rebellion against the Government of the United States; that our Railroads and other means of transportation are removing supplies to the [???] of such troops; that this condition of things must terminate; that by command of Major-Gen. BURNSIDE you demand the [???] of this town into your hands, as the representative of the Government of the United States, at [???] before 5 o'clock this P.M.; that failing an affirmative reply to this demand by the time indicated, sixteen hours will be permitted to elapse for the removal from the town of the women and children, the sick, [???] and aged, which period having elapsed, you will proceed to shell the town.

In reply, I have to say that this communication did not reach me in time to convene the Council for its consideration and furnish a reply by the hour indicated, 5 P.M. It was sent to me through the hands of the commanding officer of the army of the Confederate States, near this town, to whom it was first delivered, by consent of Gen. PATRICK,

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: civilwar
Free Republic University, Department of History presents U.S. History, 1861-1865: Seminar and Discussion Forum
The American Civil War, as seen through news reports of the time and later historical accounts

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1 posted on 11/24/2022 7:10:23 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson
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2 posted on 11/24/2022 7:11:55 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Army Operations in Virginia: Refusal of the Rebels to Surrender Fredericksburgh – 2
News from Washington: War Bulletin – 3
Department of the Cumberland: Arrival of Gen. Rosecrans’ Army at Gallatin, Tenn. – 3-4
Department of the Northwest: Condition of the Mississippi – 4
From Gen. Grant’s Army: Cavalry Reconnoissances to Holly Springs – 4-5
Editorial: The Discharge of State Prisoners – 5
Editorial: The Advance upon Richmond – 5-6
Editorial: The Concentration of Forces – 6
The Golden State – 6
The President’s Proclamation and the War – 6-7
Gen. Grant and the Negro Question – 7
Editorial: The Missouri Election – Prospects of Freedom – 7

3 posted on 11/24/2022 7:12:33 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

NYTimes propagandizing in 1862 just as now— “rebels refuse to Surrender Fredericksburg”... that IS a good one! Thanks for posting.

Facts, known then to the reportage— Burnside crazily ordere massed attacks on Marye’s Heights, and across the river plain, and never broke through. Burnside lost Fredericksburg, and uh... he never surrendered, skulked away.Grant relieved him of command after the fiasco caused by him and Meade not sending in black troops as Grant intended to the Crater. Lincoln took care of his incompetence by first assigning him to KY/OH region where no-one cared for him (in that area few abolitionists at all), and later Grant and Lincoln removed him from the Union Army for the remainder of the war.Fairly incompetent plodder. Just observations from history.

Interesting spin of really fake news of the NYTimes. Thanks!

4 posted on 11/24/2022 10:05:04 AM PST by John S Mosby ( Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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Burnside gives the Rebels plenty of time to dig in.

5 posted on 11/24/2022 3:43:32 PM PST by rxh4n1
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