Tuesday, January 6, 1863
General Ambrose Burnside reviewed the Army of the Potomac near General Edwin “Bull” Sumner’s headquarters at the Phillips House. General Burnside cut the review short as to not expose the men unnecessarily to the extreme cold.1
1S. Millett Thompson, Thirteenth Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 : A Diary Covering Three Years and a Day (Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888), 96-97.