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Fought on December 13, 1862, the battle of Fredericksburg ended in a stunning defeat for the Union. Confederate general Robert E. Lee suffered roughly 5,000 casualties but inflicted more than twice that many losses--nearly 13,000--on his opponent, General Ambrose Burnside. As news of the Union loss traveled north, it spread a wave of public despair that extended all the way to President Lincoln. In the beleaguered Confederacy, the southern victory bolstered flagging hopes, as Lee and his men began to take on an aura of ...

Fredericksburg! 2012, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9780807872697

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Fredericksburg! 2002, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9780807826737

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