Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

ISBN-10: 0807872695
ISBN-13: 9780807872697
Edition: 2012
Authors: George C. Rable
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 8/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

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.

George C. Rable holds the Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History at the University of Alabama. He is author of Civil Wars: Women and the Crisis of Southern Nationalism, The Confederate Republic: A Revolution against Politics, and Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!, which won the Lincoln Prize.

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Armies
Politics
Strategy
Marching
Delay
Camp
History
Discontent
Preparations
Crossing
Orders
Artillery
Breakthrough
Attack
Perseverance
Futility
Retreat
Carnage
Wounds
News
Recrimination
Winter
Freedom
Morale
Mud
Epilogue
Order of Battle
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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