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  Battle of Fredericksburg - MSN Encarta
Battle of Fredericksburg, one of the early important battles of the American Civil War, in which the Confederate troops defeated the Union troops.
It was fought in and near Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13-15, 1862.
After the Battle of Antietam in September 1862, Lee withdrew from Maryland to Virginia, and the federal government decided that a counteroffensive was strategically in order.
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 battle of Fredericksburg – FREE battle of Fredericksburg Information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, ...
battle of Fredericksburg in the Civil War, fought Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va. In Nov., 1862, the Union general Ambrose Burnside moved his three "grand divisions" under W. Franklin, E. Sumner, and Joseph Hooker to the north side of the Rappahannock River opposite Fredericksburg; his objective was Richmond.
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Chancellorsville, the battle of Fredericksburg is commonly relegated...
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 The Battle of Fredericksburg - Wikisource
A state of uncertainty had existed for several weeks succeeding the battle of Sharpsburg, but the movements which resulted in the battle of Fredericksburg began to take shape when on the 5th of November the order was issued that removed General McClellan from command of the Federal forces and installed General Burnside in that position.
Very soon after I reached Fredericksburg the remainder of my corps arrived from Culpepper Court House, and Jackson was drawn down from the Blue Ridge as soon as it known that the Army of the Potomac was in motion for the prospective scene of battle.
The battle of Fredericksburg was a great and unprofitable sacrifice of human life made, through the pressure from the rear, against a general who should have known better and who doubtless acted against his judgment.
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 Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park - Battle of Fredericksburg (U.S. National Park Service)
The Battle of Fredericksburg would unfold in a natural amphitheater bounded on the east by the Rappahannock River and on the west by the line of hills fortified by Lee.
Despite winning in the most overwhelming tactical sense, however, the Battle of Fredericksburg proved to be a hollow victory for the Confederates.
The Battle of Fredericksburg, although profoundly discouraging to Union soldiers and the Northern populace, made no decisive impact on the war.
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 Second Battle of Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg is on the hook for $1.6 million in water-sewer connections, which it is obligated to pay back over 10 years.
Pools in the Fredericksburg area can't keep fully staffed with lifeguards as it is. She's worried that Kalahari will have to recruit labor from outside the region, bringing in low-wage workers who require "workforce" housing that doesn't exist along with uninsured patients who will strain the already over-burdened health care system.
Fredericksburg is located on the edge of the Washington region, with its dynamic technology sector.
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 Battle of Fredericksburg – FREE Battle of Fredericksburg Information | Encyclopedia.com: Find Battle of ...
Over 120,000 Union troops under Ambrose E. Burnside were met at Fredericksburg by an entrenched Confederate force of 78,000 under Robert E. Lee.
Burnside was relieved of his command, and the victory restored Confederate morale lost after the defeat in the Battle of Antietam.
Battle for diners heats up as more eateries open in Fredericksburg, Va., area.
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 Battle of Fredericksburg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ambrose E. Burnside, is remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the American Civil War.
The battle was the result of an effort by the Union Army to regain the initiative in its struggle against Lee's smaller but more aggressive army.
Portions of the Fredericksburg battlefield are now preserved as part of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
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 Amazing Planet - American Civil War Art
The Battle of Fredericksburg, fought in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, on December 13, 1862, between General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Maj. Gen.
The Third Battle of Chattanooga (popularly known as The Battle of Chattanooga, and including the Battle of Lookout Mountain and the Battle of Missionary Ridge) was fought from November 23 to November 25, 1863, in the American Civil War.
The Battle of Cedar Creek, or The Battle of Belle Grove, October 19, 1864, was one of the final, and most decisive, battles in the Valley Campaigns of 1864 during the American Civil War.
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 Battle of Fredericksburg merchandise including collectible steins, art prints, videos and books.
The Battle of Fredericksburg occurred on December 11-15, 1862.
Knowing that a battle is imminent and painfully aware of the sacrifice of those who are soon to fall, he prays for mercy for his men and for victory over his enemies.
The battle of Fredericksburg resulted in one of the worst Union defeats of the war and one of Lee's easiest and most complete victories.
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 The Battle of Fredericksburg
With pistol and sword the officers threaten and prevent the passage of another division over their prostrate lines, thereby throwing the advancing column into confusion —a confusion which may have prevented this, the last effort of the army, from being successful, for through the smoke the rebels are seen running from the wall.
The line was formed, the column moved gallantly forward, reached the line of battle, passed fifty yards beyond, when a deadly fire from behind the stone wall caused it to recoil, and finally to fall back, reforming under the crest from which it started.
The division was fighting its maiden battle; older troops than they quailed before the murderous volleys now making-great gaps through their ranks ; the head of the charging column was enveloped in a sheet of living flame; the hideous shells were bursting all around and in their midst.
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 Battle of Fredericksburg@Everything2.com
The (first) Battle of Fredericksburg was fought on December 13, 1862.
This battle pitted the 120,000 strong Federal army of Ambrose Burnside against the 80,000 strong Confederate army commanded by Robert E. Lee.
However, even though his army arrived opposite Fredericksburg on November 17, his pontoon bridges were delayed in arrival, so he lost his element of surprise.
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 Battle of Fredericksburg
By the 20th a greater portion of Burnside's forces were opposite Fredericksburg, and their cannon commanded the town.
Lee's army, 80,000 strong, was upon and near the Heights of Fredericksburg by the close of November, and had planted strong batteries there.
The battle was begun by a part of Franklin's corps, Meade's division, supported by Gibbon's, with Doubleday's in reserve.
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 The Battle of Fredericksburg (First)
The Union had lost almost 13,000 soldiers in a battle in which the dreadful carnage was matched only by its futility.
Lee's substantial victory at Fredericksburg, won with relative ease, increased the already buoyant confidence of the Army of Northern Virginia, which led subsequently to the invasion of the North the following summer.
The Battle of Fredericksburg was remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the Civil War.
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 Battle of Fredericksburg - Research and Read Books, Journals, Articles at Questia Online Library
Fredericksburg, Battle Of - in the Civil War, fought Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va. In Nov., 1862, the Union general Ambrose Burnside moved his three "grand divisions" under W. Franklin, E. Sumner, and Joseph Hooker to the north side of the Rappahannock River opposite Fredericksburg; his objective was Richmond.
...THE NORTH The Battle of Fredericksburg 315...The Battle of Fredericksburg 321 The March on Fredericksburg 338...The Battle of Gettysburg 463...
Alexander was involved in nearly all of the great battles of the East and had frequent contact with the high command of the Army of Northern Virginia.
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 Teaching American History in Maryland - Documents for the Classroom - Maryland State Archives
The plain of Fredericksburg is so completely commanded by the Stafford Heights that no effectual opposition could be made to the construction of bridges or the passage of the river without exposing our troops to the destructive fire of the numerous batteries of the enemy.
The troops displayed at Fredericksburg in a high degree the spirit and courage that distinguished them throughout the campaign, while the calmness and steadiness with which orders were obeyed and maneuvers executed in the midst of battle, evinced the discipline of a veteran army.
Besides their services in the field--which every battle of the campaign from Richmond to Fredericksburg has served to illustrate--I am also indebted to them for valuable counsel, both as regards the general operations of the army and the execution of the particular measures adopted.
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 Civil War Battle History of Fredericksburg, Virginia
Fredericksburg, Virginia was destined to become a major battleground during the Civil War due to its location midway between the opposing capitals, Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va. The first of the historic battles to take place at Fredericksburg occurred on December 13, 1862.
It was on the bitterly-cold night of December 15 that Confederate Sergeant Richard Kirkland, his conscience unable to endure the ghastly sounds of suffering coming from the Union positions, risked his life by crossing the stone wall and providing the fallen Union troops with aid and water.
When one considers the horrific battle that took place at Marye’s Heights, it’s easy to understand why we at The Civil War Trust are proud to have assisted in the recent purchase of the 9-acre Willis Hill site by the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
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 : Battle of Fredericksburg, 1862 Battle Movements of Fredericksburg – EncycloMedia.com
He suffered a staggering loss at the “Battle of Fredericksburg.” His casualties that day alone totaled over 12,000 men while the Confederates’ losses were around half that number at 5,300.
On the morning of December 13, 1862 the “Battle of Fredericksburg” began.
General Lee granted this and the Battle of Fredericksburg was over as the Union Army retreated back over the river.
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 Jackson's Report of the Battle of Fredericksburg
He played a somewhat secondary role in the battle, since he and his men were not posted on Marye's Heights, the focal point of most of the Federal assaults.
About 10 o'clock, as the fog disappeared, the lines of the enemy, arranged in order of battle, were distinctly visible in the plain between us and the river, covering my front and extending far to the left toward Fredericksburg.
His batteries reserved their fire until the enemy's lines came within less than 800 yards, when the fourteen guns opened, pouring such a storm of shot and shell into his ranks as to cause him first to halt, then to waver, and at last seek shelter by flight.
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 Spotsylvania Battlefields Coalition
The battle on the Slaughter Pen Farm is depicted in the famous 19th century painting by Carl Rochling entitled “The Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862,” which resides in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Over the years, much interest on the Battle for Fredericksburg has been focused on the catastrophe that Ambrose Burnside’s Union Army of the Potomac suffered as wave after wave of men attempted to break the Confederate lines of Robert E. Lee at Marye’s Heights at the northern end of the battlefield.
The ground where this momentous battle was decided; the ground over which Gibbon’s division and part of Meade’s division attacked and were so bloodily repulsed; the hallowed ground that the Civil War Preservation Trust is attempting to save today, is the 205-acre Slaughter Pen Farm.
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 Battle Of Fredericksburg
This is the first of three articles detailing the most one-sided battle of the War.
The second of a three-article series on the Battle of Fredericksburg, this piece describes the December 13 action on the Confederate right between Stonewall Jackson's corps and Union General William Franklin's grand division.
The third article of this series on Fredericksburg about the Federal attacks on the well-defended heights outside of Fredericksburg.
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 The Fredericksburg Scenarios
The Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862 by David Cliffel
The complete order of battle for the forces engaged at Fredericksburg is given: Order of Battle.
If you are interested in the complete battle of Fredericksburg, you can combine the two scenarios and add the troops not listed previously to the defense of the area between Hazel Run and Deep Run.
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 Battle of Fredericksburg II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Second Battle of Fredericksburg, also known as the Battle of Marye’s Heights, took place on May 3, 1863 in Fredericksburg, Virginia as part of the Chancellorsville Campaign of the American Civil War.
This was the same ground assaulted December 13, 1862, by Ambrose Burnside in the first Battle of Fredericksburg, which resulted in horrendous Union losses.
In the second battle, Early was defending with a virtually skeleton force of about 10,000 men, many of which were spread out to the north and south of the Heights.
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