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The Battle of Fredericksburg
Transcript of The Battle of Fredericksburg
, led by Ambrose E Burnside, had a total of
122,009 Soldiers present
About 114,000 ended up engaging
A total of 12,653
, being the 10th most
heavy battle of the civil war, showcased some of the worst brutality of the war. On December 11th, bridges were constructed to cross the river, though the crossings were delayed. The
was able to obtain an immensely strong position, due to the delay. In the final day of the
, Burnside announced he would lead his old corps in battle, which he was talked out of the following day. Lee accepted a plea from Burnside to truce, and he withdrew, ending his campaign.
, Led by Robert E Lee, had a total of
78,513 Soldiers present
72,500 ended up engaging
A total of around 5000
Due to the overwhelming strength of the
Army, through their strong positioning and tactics, they managed to amass less than half the amount of
. Due to this, they were able to secure victory, and deal one of the most crushing blows to the
of the entire war.
President Lincoln wants to regain confidence in his administration
General Mcclellan has lost Lincoln’s faith
Major General Ambrose E Burnside takes command of the Army of the Potomac, reluctantly
Lincoln Pressured for a more aggressive approach against the
Burnside’s plan was to attack Richmond, Virginia, at the heart of the