Following the Battle of Fredericksburg
, a major engagement during the American Civil War in which Gen.
In late 1862, as he watched thousands of Union soldiers die during the bloody battle of Fredericksburg
, Confederate Gen.
Following the battle of Fredericksburg
, Mason's hospital was ordered to have ready eight hundred beds .
His lore of the water and the woods was given him silently by his father and his mother's father, who, family legend has it, walked home after the battle of Fredericksburg
No event more severely damaged Irish enthusiasm for the Northern war effort than the Battle of Fredericksburg
President Abraham Lincoln asked for public assistance in a prayer following the Union's devastating defeat in the battle of Fredericksburg
Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women who nursed the wounded after the Battle of Fredericksburg
, wrote: 'The first thing I met in the hospital was a regiment of the vilest odours that ever assaulted the human nose.
This second battle of Fredericksburg
gave Hooker a chance to recapture the initiative he had squandered, but Sedgwick was checked as he advanced against the bulk of Lee's force and withdrew beyond the Rappahannock.
Promoted to surgeon after the Battle of Fredericksburg
, he tended to the wounded during the Chancellorsville and Gettysburg campaigns and then was put in charge of a Union hospital, where he served until the end of the war.
The December issue marks the 135th anniversary of the battle of Fredericksburg
with several different perspectives on one of the worst Union defeats of the war.
On the eve of the Battle of Fredericksburg
, he handed his valuables to a comrade, saying that if he was killed or wounded the items should be sent to his father with the message that he had tried to do his duty.
The deaths of two members of the regiment come to mind: Alex Murray, who was permitting a comrade to pass him in the trenches of Petersburg, exposed his head and was killed by a sharpshooter (181); and William Caldwell, who was lying asleep on his back after the battle of Fredericksburg
when an unaimed bullet struck him in the heart, killing him almost instantly (83).
Thomas Plunkett of West Boylston who, during the bloody battle of Fredericksburg