Ambrose E. Burnside prepares to launch another offensive intended to restore his reputation and revitalize the demoralized Army of the Potomac.
Ambrose E. Burnside moves forward with plans to launch another Federal offensive in northern Virginia, despite reservations by his officers and men within the Army of the Potomac.
Ambrose Burnside meets with Abraham Lincoln and his top advisors to discuss future military strategy and criticism of his generalship in the Federal Army of the Potomac.
President Abraham Lincoln seeks to clarify responsibility for the defeat at Fredericksburg and console the Army of the Potomac, while several generals begin to conspire against their commander.
The Federal Army of the Potomac withdraws across the Rappahannock River following its humiliating defeat at Fredericksburg, as the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia takes back the devastated town.
Robert E. Lee’s Confederates prepare for a renewed Federal attack on their lines outside Fredericksburg, but Ambrose E. Burnside finally decides to evacuate the town.