The Battle of Fredericksburg: Behind the Front Line
December 13, the Battle of Fredericksburg took place. General Burnside led our troops in the attack. Burnside's plan was to send his Left and Center Grand Divisions over the Rappahannock River, where they would attack Confederate general Johnson and his troops. The Right Grand Division crossed two bridges leading further upstream where they attacked Longstreet's troops. The Left Division found a Confederate weakness, and fought well. The Right Division were barraged by Confederate fire, and fell back, after awhile.
Our casualties were 12,700. An interesting attack with a few nicks here and there. Although, we did not bask in glory, the fight has just began!
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