Saturday, December 15, 2012

Monday, Dec. 15, 1862

Today's Gazette gives an account of the desperate battle between Burnside and the rebels at Fredericksburg.  Franklin's division fought desperately and drove the enemy a mile.  Rufus belongs to this division and thus again is compelled to take part in these dreadful scenes.  I know he will do his duty but he is tired of bloodshed.  I tremble when I think he may be cold and dead upon the battle field or wounded and suffering with none to care for him, but I will hope in God's mercy for him, His hand has kept and will, I trust, keep him still.  
George took Daniel to Parkersburg to take a boat for Pomeroy but no boat was expected until Wednesday.  So he returned here to go by railroad.

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