The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11–15, 1862.
The Battle of Fredericksburg was important because it was an early battle of the civil war and stands as one of the greatest Confederate victories.
The Battle of Fredericksburg saw more troops engaged than any other battle of the American Civil War, almost 200,000 men.
We shall fight!
It also involved the first major opposed river crossing in the nation’s history.
We Shall cross this river and get to the other side!!
Burnside’s missteps in strategy and leadership at Fredericksburg sowed the seeds of insubordination, derisively called the “Mud March.” Afterward, he offered his resignation, which Lincoln accepted and replaced him with Joe Hooker.
The battle of fredricksburg was a confederate victory!