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An independent city of northeast Virginia north of Richmond. In the Battle of Fredericksburg (December 1862) Ambrose Burnside's Union forces were defeated by Robert E. Lee's smaller Confederate army in one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
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Fred•er•icks•burg(ˈfrɛd rɪksˌbɜrg, ˈfrɛd ər ɪks-)
a city in NE Virginia: scene of a Confederate victory 1862. 15,322.
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|Noun||1.||Fredericksburg - a town in northeastern Virginia on the Rappahannock River|
|2.||Fredericksburg - an important battle in the American Civil War (1862); the Union Army under A. E. Burnside was defeated by the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee|
American Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the States - civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865
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