Tuesday Dec 26, 2023

069 - Fredericksburg Revisited

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About this episode: 

Back in December of 2018, we told the story of an engagement that took place along the banks of the Rappahannock and detailed events that took place afterwards.  Now, five years later, we return to that story but with greater detail, and the addition of first person accounts.  Once again, we would like to take you back to November and December 1862, when yet another Federal commander wanted Richmond but, in order to do that, had to take a sleepy little town almost halfway between the Southern capital and Washington City. Once again, we return to stories not only about men in battle but men showing compassion for one another - yes, even for those deemed their enemy.  This is story of the Battle of Fredericksburg, revisited. 

                        

Some Characters Mentioned In This Episode:

George B. McClellan

Ambrose Burnside

William B. Franklin

William Barksdale

Richard Kirkland

 

Additional Resources:

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Battle of Fredericksburg Overview

 

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*Title Image by Mort Kunstler

*Map by Hal Jespersen

 

Producer: Dan Irving

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