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[CHAP. XXXIII.

TYLER'S SIGNAL STATION,

December 13, 1862-3.35 p.m.

A division has succeeded in re-enforcing Sumner's left, where the fight is hottest.

ADAMS AND JEROME,

Lieutenants.

FREDERICKSBURG SIGNAL STATION,

December 13, 1862-3.45 p.m.

Captain CUSHING:

Our troops have gained no ground in the last half hour.

GLOSKOSKI AND OWEN,

Lieutenant and Signal Officers.

PHILLIPS HOUSE SIGNAL STATION,

December 13, 1862-6 p.m.

Captain CUSHING:

The fighting is about over for to-night; only an occasional gun is heard. No communication with Fredericksburg yet. The middle bridge will be completed in one and a half hours.

JAS. S. HALL,

Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT GRAND DIVISION,

December 14, 1862-10.10 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE, Phillips House:

Several new batteries of the enemy appear to have been placed on our front and the left. An attack of the enemy seems to be expected soon.

JAS. A. HARDIE,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS [LEFT GRAND DIVISION],

December 14, 1862-12 m. (Received 12.30 p.m.)

General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

Nothing new; awaiting attack from the enemy moment. They are placing two new batteries in our front. Constant and annoying skirmish fire. Enemy endeavoring to pick of gunners and horses of our batteries. Franklin maintains a skirmish fire to keep them off.

JAS. A. HARDIE,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT GRAND DIVISION,

December 14, 1862-12.40 p.m. (Received 1.35 p.m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE:

No development yet of enemy. Skirmishers of enemy very spiteful. Battery of enemy on river enfilades our left. De Russy to play on it.