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Fate Of War

Fredericksburg, 1862
by Duane Schultz
Westholme Publising Llc

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Pub Date: 2011
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 306 pp.
Size: 6.25 x 9.50 inches

ISBN: 9781594161452
TB Code: 1903200
Availability: 95 in stock
The Union assault on the critical Confederate stronghold of Fredericksburg, Virginia, along the Rappahannock River in December 1862 was one of the most significant and storied battles of the Civil War. It was fought in order to secure confidence in the North for Lincoln’s administration after 18 months of Confederate victories, Union setbacks, and directionless Northern leadership. The result was a complete and stunning Confederate victory and one of the bloodiest losses for the Union Army. Federal General Ambrose E. Burnside and his Army of the Potomac planned to overrun Fredericksburg and move on to Richmond, the Confederate capital.