Join our newsletter
for new products, special offers, and more!

Enter email address

Sell your stuff or turn those old games into new!

Click Here

Don't see what you're looking for? Create a Want List!

Click Here

Partner with the Knight!

Click Here
Fredericksburg Campaign, The - October 1862 - January 1863
Category: Historical Books
Genre: Book - Reference - Historical
Product Line: Great Campaigns Series (Combined Publishing)
Author: Victor Brooks
Publish Date: 2000
Pages: 252
Dimensions: 6.5x9.5x.8"
In Print: No
Condition: NM-    
NKG part # Mfg. part # Type Condition
2147885446 1-58097-033-8 Hardcover NM-

No other general on either side of the American Civil War had the opportunity to end the war in a single day that Union General Ambrose Burnside had on December 12, 1862. Burnside's plan to cross the Rappahannock River and surprise Robert E. Lee's overextended Army of Northern Virginia was a brilliant one, perhaps the boldest stroke conceived during the war. Unfortunately, the plan for a river crossing in winter was overly ambitious, and Burnside was one of the unluckiest generals of the war.

Delays in the river crossing allowed the Confederates to occupy strong positions on a slope above the Rappahannock. What followed bore more resemblance to the doomed assaults of World War I than to a Civil War battle, as Burnside refused to call off the attack and fed more troops into the slaughter. James Longstreet's Confederates on the heights were more sorely pressed than was apparent to the Northerners, and feared they would run out of bullets before they had run out of targets. This tragic engagement is now best known for the gallant charge of the North's Irish Brigade and Joshua Chamberlain's somber account of his close brush with death. In the familiar Great Campaigns fashion, Victor Brooks' dramatic text is supplemented by sidebars on aspects of the campaign, a complete order of battle and specially commissioned maps.

Current Customer Reviews  (Review Guidelines)

» Be the first to write an online review and share your thoughts with other customers!


» Browse other products by Combined Publishing


$13.50 Quantity:
On Sale: 52% off
Retail Price: $27.95
You Save: $14.45

In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

Fredericksburg Campaign, The - October  1862 - January 1863
+ view enlarged image
(if available)


^ Back to top