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CAMPAIGN No 63 FREDERICKSBURG 1862


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In December 1862, things were still confused for the Union. Antietam had been a failure for both sides, and although the battle showed that the Union army could bring the Confederates to bay, it couldn't pin them in one place long enough to destroy them. In December 1862, General Burnside, newly appointed to command the Army of the Potomac, planned to seize and secure the town of Fredericksburg, and then take the Confederate capital of Richmond. Carl Smith's book details the epic struggle that engulfed the Union side as it crossed the Rappahannock on 11th December, encountering stiff opposition from Lee's men.

Contents

Burnside Takes Command * Commanders and Armies * Chronology * Moving to Winter Quarters * 15th November through 10th December * Orders of Battle * The wait: 10th–12th December: Burnside’s Plan of Attack * The Six Assaults: 13th December (Sumner’s Front) * Franklin’s Front and Meade’s Attack * The Final Union Assault on Marye’s Heights That Never Was * The Closing Moves * Gaming Fredericksburg * Fredericksburg Today * Bibliography and Further Reading

  • AUTHOR: Smith/Hook
  • FORMAT: 96pp col/Bw 246x198 Pb
  • Code: 12098

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