The Battle of Fredericksburg: We Cannot Escape History

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The Battle of Fredericksburg is known as the most disastrous defeat the Federal Army of the Potomac experienced in the American Civil War. The futile assaults by Federal soldiers against the Confederate defensive positions on Marye's Heights and behind the infamous stone wall along the "Sunken Road" solidified Ambrose Burnside's reputation as an inept army commander and reinforced Robert E. Lee's undefeatable image. Follow historian James Bryant behind the lines of confrontation to discover the strategies and blunders that contributed to one of the most memorable battles of the Civil War.
ISBN: 9781596298408
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: Civil War
Images: 70
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jim Bryant is an associate professor of history at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. He served five years as the history department chair and a year and a half as executive director of Shenandoah University's History and Tourism Center. He was also a historian with the National Park Service, spending nine years with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park that encompasses the Fredericksburg Battlefield. He lives currently in Stephens City, Virginia, with his wife Amy and son Jack.
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