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The Battle of Fredericksburg

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on 20 April 2017

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Transcript of The Battle of Fredericksburg

The Battle of Fredericksburg
The
Union
The
Union
, led by Ambrose E Burnside, had a total of
122,009 Soldiers present
About 114,000 ended up engaging
A total of 12,653
casualties
The
Battle
The
Battle
, being the 10th most
casualty
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
Confederacy
was able to obtain an immensely strong position, due to the delay. In the final day of the
battle
, 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.

The Confederacy
The
Confederacy
, Led by Robert E Lee, had a total of
78,513 Soldiers present
72,500 ended up engaging
A total of around 5000
casualties
Outcome
Due to the overwhelming strength of the
Confederate
Army, through their strong positioning and tactics, they managed to amass less than half the amount of
casualties
as the
union
. Due to this, they were able to secure victory, and deal one of the most crushing blows to the
Union
of the entire war.
The Circumstances
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
Confederacy
Burnside’s plan was to attack Richmond, Virginia, at the heart of the
Confederacy
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