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During the battle of Gettysburg, as Union troops along Cemetery Ridge rebuffed Pickett's Charge, they were heard to shout, "Give them Fredericksburg!" Their cries reverberated from a clash that, although fought some six months earlier, clearly loomed large in the minds of Civil War soldiers.

Fought on December 13, 1862, the battle of Fredericksburg ended in a stunning defeat for the Union. Confederate general Robert E. Lee suffered roughly 5,000 casualties but inflicted more than twice that many losses--nearly 13,000--on his opponent, General Ambrose Burnside. As news of the Union loss traveled north, it spread a wave of public despair that extended all the way to President Lincoln. In the beleaguered Confederacy, the southern victory bolstered flagging hopes, as Lee and his men began to take on an aura of invincibility.

George Rable offers a gripping account of the battle of Fredericksburg and places the campaign within its broader political, social, and military context. Blending battlefield and home front history, he not only addresses questions of strategy and tactics but also explores material conditions in camp, the rhythms and disruptions of military life, and the enduring effects of the carnage on survivors--both civilian and military--on both sides.

Synopsis:

Rable offers a detailed history of the Fredericksburg campaign and shows how the horrific carnage (with 13,000 casualties on the Union side and 5,000 Confederate casualties) haunted military and civilian survivors on both sides.

About the Author

George C. Rable is the Charles G. Summersell Professor of Southern History at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. His previous books include The Confederate Republic: A Revolution against Politics and Civil Wars: Women and the Crisis of Southern Nationalism.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Prologue

Chapter 1. Armies

Chapter 2. Politics

Chapter 3. Strategy

Chapter 4. Marching

Chapter 5. Delay

Chapter 6. Camp

Chapter 7. History

Chapter 8. Discontent

Chapter 9. Preparations

Chapter 10. Crossing

Chapter 11. Orders

Chapter 12. Artillery

Chapter 13. Breakthrough

Chapter 14. Attack

Chapter 15. Perseverance

Chapter 16. Futility

Chapter 17. Retreat

Chapter 18. Carnage

Chapter 19. Wounds

Chapter 20. News

Chapter 21. Recrimination

Chapter 22. Winter

Chapter 23. Freedom

Chapter 24. Morale

Chapter 25. Mud

Epilogue

Order of Battle

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807826737
Author:
Rable, George C.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill, NC
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Fredericksburg (Va.), Battle of, 1862
Subject:
Fredericksburg
Subject:
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va
Subject:
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 18
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Civil War America (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
no. 183
Publication Date:
March 2002
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, 25 illus., 8 maps
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in

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