[God blessed us with a great victory at Fredericksburg. Upwards of eighteen thousand of the enemy were killed. we lost but one thousand.] . . . Our house was a hospital. Mr. Corbin says every vessel in the house (even the vegetable dishes and cups) are filled with blood & water, there are large pools of gore on the floor, the table in the parlour was used as an amputating table and a Yankee (Byron Pearce of N.Y.) is buried at the kitchen door.