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December 14, 1862: Little Firing

Diary Entry:
Very little firing to day.

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More Information:
Lee instructed his troops to reinforce their fortifications in preparation for a second attack from Burnside’s troops on December 14. Burnside himself wanted to order an attack, but was dissuaded by Generals Hooker and Sumner and Major General W.F. Smith.