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In Virginia, defiant Fredericksburg officials surrender their town to Union General Irvin McDowell

Fredericksburg, Virginia, November 1862
The day before, Union forces had taken Falmouth, across the Rappahannock, and threatened the city of Fredericksburg which Confederate forces had abandoned after destroying the river bridges.  Town officials conferred that Friday afternoon and the next morning met with Brigadier General Christopher Augur to declare they were surrendering the town but remained loyal to the Confederacy.  Union occupation lasted till September 17, 1862. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1862), IV: 506.