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Fredericksburg
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November 17, 1862 Burnsides Right Grand Division, under the command of Edwin Vose Sumner arrives north of the Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg. Virginia
  Edwin Vose Sumner
December 11, 1862 Federal forces occupy the city of Fredericksburg Virginia
December 13, 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg

General Ambrose Burnside and the Army of the Potomac is soundly beaten by Lee's Army of North Virginia.
  Army of Northern Virginia
  Army of the Potomac
  Robert E. Lee
  Ambrose Burnside
  Lafayette McLaws
  William B. Franklin
  Edwin Vose Sumner
  Jubal Anderson Early
  John Reynolds
  Joseph Hooker
December 13, 1862 Confederate General T. R. R. Cobb dies during the battle of Fredericksburg. South Carolinian Maxcy Gregg is mortally wounded and dies two days later. Georgia
  Generals Who Died In the Civil War


Battle Overview

On December 13, 1862, the Army of the Potomac struck the entrenched Army of Northern Virginia guarding the Richmond Road (connecting Washington D. C. to Richmond, Virginia in the hills just south of the town of Fredericksburg, Virginia. In spite of a 30,000 man numerical superiority, the Army of the Potomac was soundly defeated.



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Army of Northern Virginia
Army of the Potomac
Richmond, Virginia
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Fredericksburg was last changed on - September 14, 2009
Fredericksburg was added on - June 4, 2006




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