Thursday, January 21, 2010

Gen. McDowell advances from Warrenton to Fredericksburg


General McDowell’s division yesterday marched from near Warrenton Junction upon Fredericksburg. The road was disputed by a regiment of rebel infantry, one of cavalry, and a battery of artillery. These made two distinct stands but were driven across the Rappahannock. We lost 5 killed and 16 wounded, all cavalry. The rebels burned the bridge over the river at Fredericksburg.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, April 22, 1862, p.1

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