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Fredericksburg 1862 - Clear the Way

Fredericksburg 1862 - Clear the Way
Condition: NM
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Condition: NM-
Our Price: $14.00

Fredericksburg 1862 - Clear the Way
by Osprey
Author: Carl Smith
Publish Year: 1999
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 8x10x.65"
Restockable: No
NKG part #: 2147617721
Type: Hardcover


The Classic Battles Series is series of book made for the Military Book Club. Each book is the same as it's Campaign Series counterpart but presented in a nice hardcover format.

In December 1862, things were still confused for the Union. Antietam had been a failure for both sides, and although the battle showed that the Union army could bring the Confederates to bay, it couldn't pin them in one place long enough to destroy them. In December 1862, General Burnside, newly appointed to command the Army of the Potomac, planned to seize and secure the town of Fredericksburg, and then take the Confederate capital of Richmond. Carl Smith's book details the epic struggle that engulfed the Union side as it crossed the Rappahannock on December 11, encountering stiff opposition from Lee's men.


Burnside Takes Command
Commanders and Armies
Moving to Winter Quarters
15 November through 10 December
Orders of Battle
The wait: 10–12 December: Burnside’s Plan of Attack
The Six Assaults: 13 December (Sumner’s Front)
Franklin’s Front and Meade’s Attack
The Final Union Assault On Marye’s Heights That Never Was
The Closing Moves
Gaming Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg Today
Bibliography and Further Reading