Lee, witnessing the slaughter that was the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg
, said, "It is well war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.
Enlarged anaglyph (stereo view) photos were taken in 1863 after the Second Battle of Fredericksburg
in Fredericksburg, Va.
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.
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
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
got its first indication that brother George has been wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg
She served at the Second Battle of Bull Run, the Battle, of Antietam and the Battle of Fredericksburg
, among others.
Topics include the War Department's manipulation of printing casualty lists at the battle of Fredericksburg
and the postwar debate on the punishment of treason.
Seven days later, nearly 13,000 Union soldiers died in one day at the Battle of Fredericksburg
On seeing his brother George's name listed among the casualties of the Battle of Fredericksburg
, he left New York for Virginia in December 1862 to look for him.