Battle of Fredericksburg

 

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Short Summary of the Battle of Fredericksburg
Short Summary: The Battle of Fredericksburg
was fought on December 13, 1862 by the by the Union  forces of the Army of the Potomac led by General Ambrose E. Burnside and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia led by General Robert E. Lee. This famous Civil War battle was fought between 114,000 Union soldiers and 72,500 Confederate troops. At the end of long, bloody conflict the Union losses were over 12,000 and the Confederate losses amounted to over 5,000,  it was a victory for the Confederacy.

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Battle of Fredericksburg
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th American President who served in office from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865. One of the major battlefields in the Civil War during his presidency was the deadly Battle of Fredericksburg at Virginia.

     

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The main battles of the Civil War were
divided into two principal theaters in which the major military operations took place. The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought in Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg, Virginia in the Eastern theater.

  • The Eastern Theater that comprised of the area east of the Appalachians in the locality of the rival capitals of Washington and Richmond

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The conflict was between the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

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The first full year in the history of the American Civil War lurched from one ferocious conflict to the next. The Battle of Fredericksburg was located in
Fredericksburg, Virginia and fiercely fought on December 13, 1862. A total of nearly 17,000 soldiers of the North and South would die on that dreadful day. Union General Ambrose E. Burnside found General Robert E. Lee strongly positioned on Marye's Heights, which rose sharply behind the small town of Fredericksburg, on the south bank of the Rappahannock River in Virginia. Burnside attacked, but his soldiers had to cross the Rappahannock River and assault the hill in the face of deadly enemy fire. The Confederate opposition was too fierce and the Union lost 12,500 men to only 5,000 Confederates. General "Fighting Joe" Hooker would consequently replace General Burnside as commander of the Army of the Potomac, ready to fight the battles of the North during the coming year of the war.

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The following short fact sheet provides interesting facts and information about the Battle of Fredericksburg, one of the major battles that was fought during the American Civil War
(April 12, 1861 and continued until May 10, 1865).

Battle of Fredericksburg: FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions for kids)

Facts for KidsQuestions and Answers
Battle of Fredericksburg Fact 1Q. Where was the Battle of Fredericksburg fought?
A. It was fought in
Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg, Virginia
 
Battle of Fredericksburg Fact 2Q. When was the Battle of Fredericksburg fought?
It was fought on December 13, 1862
 
Battle of Fredericksburg Fact 3Q. Who won the Battle of Fredericksburg?
A. The
battle was won by the Confederacy. It is well known as one of the most one-sided battles of the Civil War, with Union losses doubling the number of Confederate losses
 
Battle of Fredericksburg Fact 4Q. Who were the generals and leaders?
A. The Confederate general was Robert E. Lee. The Union General was Ambrose Ironside.
 
Battle of Fredericksburg Fact 5Q. How many men fought in the Battle of Fredericksburg?
A. The strength of the Union force was 114,000. The number of Confederate soldiers totaled 72,500

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Battle of Fredericksburg
The info about the Battle of Fredericksburg provides interesting facts and important information about this important Civil War conflict that occured during the presidency of the 16th President of the United States of America.

 

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Battle of Fredericksburg: FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions for kids)

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Battle of Fredericksburg Fact 6Q. How many Union casualties were there?
A. The total number of Union losses in the battle were 12,353: Number Killed 1,180, Number Wounded 9,028, Number Missing 2,145.
 
Battle of Fredericksburg Fact 7Q. How many Confederate casualties were there?
A.
The total number of Confederate losses in the battle were 4,576.
 
Battle of Fredericksburg Fact 8Q. Why was the Battle of Fredericksburg important?
A. It was a
strategically significant battle because it ended the campaign against the Confederate capital of Richmond.
 
Battle of Fredericksburg Fact 9About six weeks following the Battle of Fredericksburg, President Abraham Lincoln removed General Burnside from command of the Army of the Potomac.
 
Battle of Fredericksburg Fact 10Union engineers bravely laid 5 pontoon bridges across the Rappahannock under fire during the battle
 
Battle of Fredericksburg Fact 11The Fredericksburg Campaign  lasted in total from November-December 1862
 
Battle of Fredericksburg Fact 12Morale in the Confederacy soared after the conflict in which their soldiers had achieved an important victory against the odds. Conversely morale in the North plummeted following news of the Union defeat in the battle.

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Battle of Fredericksburg - President Abraham Lincoln Video
The article on the Battle of Fredericksburg provides an overview of one of the major events of his presidential term in office. The following Abraham Lincoln video will give you additional important facts and dates about the political events experienced by the 16th American President whose presidency spanned from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865.

 

 

 

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