The one hundred and fifty-third anniversary of the battle of fredericksburg, fought from december 11-15, 1862, offers an important reminder not only of the civil war's enormous costs but that the war's major accomplishments – preservation of the union and the emancipation of the slaves – were by no. Fredericksburg played a major role in the civil war, serving as the grounds for what was then the largest battle in america and the first urban battle since the revolutionary war on december 11, 1862, the union army of the potomac, after bombarding the town with artillery fire, crossed the rappahannock river and landed. A georgia soldier provided an eyewitness account of the action at fredericksburg “much thanks be to god that i am able to inform you of a great victory won over “dear mother: don't grieve about me if i get killed, i'll only be dead”: letters from georgia soldiers in the civil war (savannah: beehive press, 1990), p 199. National museum of the pacific war in fredericksburg, texas is home of the admiral nimitz foundation. View our animated map of the battle of fredericksburg see all the action from the river crossing, town fight, marye's heights, and the battle for prospect hill.
Richard croker's novelization of the events leading up to and including the battle of fredricksburg in december of 1862 is just about as good as it gets in the cast of thousands (lots and lots of characters) type of historical fiction due to the nature of this book, it is just about impossible to get too deeply involved in many of. Within two days, the 38 year-old indiana native proposed abandoning mcclellan's sluggish southwesterly advance in favor of a 40-mile dash across country to fredericksburg such a maneuver would position the federal army on the direct road to richmond, the confederate capital, as well as ensure a. The battle of fredericksburg was fought december 11–15, 1862, in and around fredericksburg, virginia, between general robert e lee's confederate army of northern virginia and the union army of the potomac, commanded by major general ambrose burnside, as part of the american civil war the union army's futile.
A who fought the battle 1 union forces: the union forces for the battle of fredericksburg consisted of furthermore, four major battles were fought within a seventeen mile radius of fredericksburg virginia president lincoln did not view the war through the eyes of our great and historical generals. The battle of fredericksburg was largely fought on december 13, 1862, and was a clear victory for gen robert e lee's army of northern virginia. On december 13th at 2 pm, the park service will host a 30-minute program commemorating the 1862 battle of fredericksburg the program will be held at the kirkland monument, on historic sunken road this year's keynote speaker is dr peter carmichael, a professor of history at west virginia university want to learn.
Making your way down through east virginia takes you through a region saturated in civil war heritage like nowhere else historical markers are every few miles, the past never far away the final stretch into fredericksburg from the north, itself, runs down state route 17, the modern trace of road along. As we mark the anniversary of the battle, here are eight things you may not know about fredericksburg.
By elena colón-marrero, christopher newport university class of 2014 one would think that growing up in a town rich in colonial and civil war history would inspire an appreciation for that history my experience living in fredericksburg, virginia, was quite the opposite fredericksburg's history as a home. Battle of fredericksburg summary: the battle of fredericksburg saw more troops engaged than any other battle of the american civil war, almost 200,000 men fought in and around fredericksburg, virginia, december 11–15, 1862, it also involved the first major opposed river crossing in the nation's history. Discover librarian-selected research resources on battle of fredericksburg from the questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals battle of fredericksburg, in the civil war, fought dec lee & his army in confederate history by gary w gallagher university of north carolina press, 2001. Our battle of fredericksburg page includes history articles, battle maps, expert videos, photos, and recommended web links for this important 1862 civil war battle in virginia check out our animated battle map for fredericksburg.
At the start of the fredericksburg campaign, the union army of the potomac managed to steal a march on the confederate army of northern virginia but owing to the failure of the federals' pontoon bridge equipment to arrive at the crossing of the rappahannock river as scheduled, the southerners were able to block the. Although fredericksburg was an impressive confederate victory, it was a low point for the florida brigade history has not been kind to the eighth florida's performance, which was anything but distinguished the eighth could take heart, however it was hardly the only civil war unit (southern or northern).
Results 1 - 25 of 32 accompanied by text: fredericksburg and spotsylvania national military park, vegetation, community structure, and historical features survey : final report june 1981 / richard r anderson [et al] (iii, 62 leaves 28 x 22 cm - 1 index diagram) lc civil war maps (2nd ed) 5515 lc sheets annotated in. Images of fredericksburg during the civil war | see more ideas about america civil war, civil wars and american history. History civil war the battle of fredericksburg was a major civil war battle that took place around the city of fredericksburg in northern virginia it was one of the most decisive victories for the south during the war battle of fredericksburg by kurz & allison when did it take place the battle took place over the course of.
Names associated with this article burnside, gen ambrose everett 1824-1881 franklin, maj-gen sumner, gen tyler, gen record location collection: wisconsin local history and biographical articles (wlhba) collection location: wisconsin historical society library, 2nd floor, madison, wisconsin. Battle of fredericksburg, (december 11–15, 1862), bloody engagement of the american civil war (1861–65) fought at fredericksburg, virginia its outcome—a crushing union defeat—immeasurably strengthened the confederate cause, restoring the morale lost after robert e lee's retreat from maryland in. Fredericksburg battle in the civil war overview of fredericksburg by phd students from stanford, harvard, and berkeley.