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.
More than 5,000 casualties were inflicted on the farm during the Battle of Fredericksburg
on December 13, 1862.
Thomas Plunkett of West Boylston who, during the bloody battle of Fredericksburg
Enlarged anaglyph (stereo view) photos were taken in 1863 after the Second Battle of Fredericksburg
in Fredericksburg, Va.
He led the II Corps of the Army of the Potomac through the Peninsula Campaign, the Seven Days Battles, the Maryland Campaign, and the Battle of Fredericksburg
Caption: Although this illustration was rendered following the December 11-15, 1862, Battle of Fredericksburg
, the sight was all too common during the American Civil War Beneath a hill held by Stonewall Jackson's Confederate artillery, Federal burial parties are seen intering Union dead, many of whose uniforms and shoes have been removed during the night by Confederate scavengers.
The first, the Battle of Fredericksburg
, was a triumph for the southern Confederates and gave hope for ultimate victory in the war - something that in the end they were denied.
He replaced Ambrose Burnside, in whom the country was and the President had lost confidence--after the failure and carnage of the Battle of Fredericksburg