Fredericksburg 1862

'Clear The Way'

Fredericksburg 1862 cover

Fredericksburg 1862

'Clear The Way'

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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 December 11, encountering stiff opposition from Lee's men.

Table of Contents

Burnside Takes Command/Commanders and Armies/Chronology/Moving to Winter Quarters/15 November through 10 December/Orders of Battle/The wait: 10–12 December: Burnside's Plan of Attack/The Six Assaults: 13 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

Product details

Published 01 Sep 1999
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 98
ISBN 9781855328419
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 70 b/w; 18 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 63
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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