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The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahannock by Francis Augustin OReilly Online



The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahannock

The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahannock

  • Title: The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahannock
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  • ISBN : 9780807131541
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 650 pages


The battle at Fredericksburg, Virginia, in December 1862 involved hundreds of thousands of men produced staggering, unequal casualties 13,000 Federal soldiers compared to 4,500 Confederates ruined the career of Ambrose E Burnside embarrassed Abraham Lincoln and distinguished Robert E Lee as one of the greatest military strategists of his era Francis Augustin O Rei The battle at Fredericksburg, Virginia, in December 1862 involved hundreds of thousands of men produced staggering, unequal casualties 13,000 Federal soldiers compared to 4,500 Confederates ruined the career of Ambrose E Burnside embarrassed Abraham Lincoln and distinguished Robert E Lee as one of the greatest military strategists of his era Francis Augustin O Reilly draws upon his intimate knowledge of the battlegrounds to discuss the unprecedented nature of Fredericksburg s warfare Lauded for its vivid description, trenchant analysis, and meticulous research, his award winning book makes for compulsive reading


Author Francis Augustin OReilly




The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahannock Reviews (19)

  • If you re only going to read one book about the Battle of Fredericksburg, this is a good choice The author begins by discussing logistics and the Northern political climate The Union army was unable to support itself using the single track Orange Alexandria Railroad It had to switch its supply line [..]

  • War definitely is hell Among the many highlights of The Fredericksburg Campaign are viewpoints from those who went through that particular Civil War meat grinder From the book, with soldiers words in quotes A shell hit Warren Webster of the 21st Massachusetts in the face and his head flew from his s [..]

  • This book provides an incredibly detailed and well researched account of the battle presented in a smooth flowing narrative two things that rarely are coupled together The author nails down exact locations, the actions of individual regiments, the behavior and fates of officers, soldiers, colors, an [..]

  • The best study of Fredericksburg I have thus far read. [..]

  • Very detailed account of the Battle of Fredericksburg during the winter of 1862 1863 Author relates events of the 3 different battles which occurred within and around the city December 11 13 with detailed unit movements and positions, and describes the terrible loss of life and casualties through mu [..]

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