Battle of Fredericksburg

December 11 - 15, 1862

 

The Union's new army commander, Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside, under great pressure from Lincoln, hastily attacked Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, entrenched in high groud around the city. Wave after wave of Union troops fell in the napoleonic style frontal assault, resulting in the greatest one-sided victory for the Confederate Army of the war. These fired bullets witnessed the battle and were rescued from development by metal detectorists on private property. 

 

** Battle of Fredericksburg **

The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11–15, 1862, in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. The combat, between the Union Army of the Potomac commanded by Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia under Gen. Robert E. Lee, included futile frontal attacks by the Union army on December 13 against entrenched Confederate defenders along the Sunken Wall on the heights behind the city. It is remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the war, with Union casualties more than twice as heavy as those suffered by the Confederates. A visitor to the battlefield described the battle to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln as a "butchery".

Battle of Fredericksburg

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