Wednesday, May 28, 2014

April 26, 1864 (Wednesday): Again to Familiar Ground

Fredericksburg (

April 26, 1864-10.30 a.m.
Major General A. E. BURNSIDE:
    I have now a pontoon bridge over the Rappahannock at the railroad crossing, in addition to the railroad bridge, which is planked over and can be passed by wagons. I shall take up the pontoon bridge when my troops are relieved. If you require another one, Brigadier-General Benham, at Washington, has been directed to furnish it, with the necessary working party, to lay and take care of it.

    GEO. G. MEADE,

Official Records, Series I., Vol. 33, Part 1, Page 990.

Again to the bridges into Fredericksburg, again to Hamilton's Crossing, again to the plains of Fredericksburg.  A familiar play, but with a new actor (Grant) in the lead role. 

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