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.
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Federals Return to Falmouth
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.
The Battle of Fredericksburg: Aftermath
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.
The Battle of Fredericksburg
Ambrose Burnside launches a doomed Federal assault on Robert E. Lee’s Confederate defenses south and west of Fredericksburg.
Never Was a City More Thoroughly Sacked
The Federal Army of the Potomac crosses the Rappahannock River and loots Fredericksburg, while the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia awaits the enemy’s advance from the heights west of town.
Fredericksburg: They Want to Get Us In
The pontoon bridges over the Rappahannock River are finally built, and troops of the Federal Army of the Potomac fight their way into Fredericksburg.