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Battle of Fredericksburg

Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Dates: February 11-15, 1862
Union Commander:  Ambrose Burnside, Major General
Confederate Commander:  Robert E. Lee, General

Battle Summary:
In late September, 1862, the Union's Army of the Potomac, commanded by US Major General George B. McClellan, expelled Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, from Sharpsburg, MD.  On September 17, these armies engaged in what would become the bloody single day, in U.S. history, and would be named after a lazy creek that runs through Sharpsburg - Antietam. While the battle was essentially a draw, it was greeted in the north, as a resounding victory prompting Lincoln to issue....  More>>>>


Confederate cannon near Prospect Hill.

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