battle of fredericksburg
I need battle of fredericksburg chinese answer please~
english ok too
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Your question is about the history of the American Civil War.
The Battle of Fredericksburg, fought in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, on December 13, 1862, between General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, is remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the American Civil War. The Union Army suffered terrible casualties in futile frontal assaults against entrenched Confederate defenders on the heights behind the city, bringing to an early end their campaign against the Confederate capital of Richmond.
If you need the details of the battle, please check the website. Other information includes:
1. Background and Burnside's plan
2. Movement to battle
In addition, there was another battle called the Second Battle of Fredericksburg, also known as the Second Battle of Marye's Heights, took place on May 3, 1863, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, as part of the Chancellorsville Campaign of the American Civil War.
On May 1, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee left portions of Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early's division to hold Fredericksburg, while marching west with the rest of the army to meet Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's main offensive thrust at Chancellorsville with four corps of the Army of the Potomac. On May 3, the Union VI Corps under Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick, reinforced by Brig. Gen. John Gibbon's II Corps division, having crossed the Rappahannock River, assaulted and carried the Confederate entrenchments on Marye's Heights. This was the same ground assaulted December 13, 1862, by Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside in the first Battle of Fredericksburg, which resulted in horrendous Union losses. In the second battle, Early was defending with a small force of about 10,000 men, many of which were spread out thinly to the north and south of the Heights. The outnumbered Confederates withdrew and regrouped west and southeast of town. Sedgwick moved cautiously west, toward defeat at the Battle of Salem Church.資料來源： http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fredericksb... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fredericksb...