The Battle of Fredericksburg We Cannot Escape History

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The Battle of Fredericksburg We Cannot Escape History

Author: James K. Bryant II
Publisher: The History Press
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 192
Cover Price: $ 21.99

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The Battle of Fredericksburg is known as the most disastrous defeat the Federal Army of the Potomac experienced in the American Civil War. The futile assaults by Federal soldiers against the Confederate defensive positions on Marye’s Heights and behind the infamous stone wall along the “Sunken Road” solidified Ambrose Burnside’s reputation as an inept army commander and reinforced Robert E. Lee’s undefeatable image. Follow historian James Bryant behind the lines of confrontation to discover the strategies and blunders that contributed to one of the most memorable battles of the Civil War.

Background Information

During the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862, Robert E. Lee outmanuevered and defeated the Army of the Potomac under Burnside. American Civil War lasted from the bombardment of Fort Sumter in 1861 to the surrender of the Confederacy in 1865. Robert E. Lee was served in the United States Army in Mexico and led the Confederate Army in the Civil War.