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Battle of Fredericksburg
Dates: February 11-15, 1862
Ambrose Burnside, Major General
Robert E. Lee, General
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....
Confederate cannon near Prospect Hill.