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Fredericksburg 1862 : 'Clear The Way' - Carl Smith

Fredericksburg 1862

'Clear The Way'

Paperback Published: 1st September 1999
ISBN: 9781855328419
Number Of Pages: 98

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Osprey's examination of the Battle of Fredericksburg of the American Civil War (1861-1865). In December 1862, things were still confused for the Union. Antietam had been a failure for both sides, and although the battle showed that the Union army could bring the Confederates to bay, it couldn't pin them in one place long enough to destroy them. In December 1862, General Burnside, newly appointed to command the Army of the Potomac, planned to seize and secure the town of Fredericksburg, and then take the Confederate capital of Richmond. Carl Smith's book details the epic struggle that engulfed the Union side as it crossed the Rappahannock on December 11, encountering stiff opposition from Lee's men.

Burnside Takes Command/Commanders and Armies/Chronology/Moving to Winter Quarters/15 November through 10 December/Orders of Battle/The wait: 10-12 December: Burnside's Plan of Attack/The Six Assaults: 13 December (Sumner's Front)/Franklin's Front and Meade's Attack/The Final Union Assault On Marye's Heights That Never Was/The Closing Moves/Gaming Fredericksburg/Fredericksburg Today/Bibliography and Further Reading

ISBN: 9781855328419
ISBN-10: 1855328410
Series: Campaign Series, 63
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 98
Published: 1st September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 19.68  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1