The Battle of Fredericksburg – Part Two

[W]e had the first battle of Fredericksburg – two days of hard fighting with heavy loss. ~ Conrad Smith1)Conrad Smith, My Early Life and the Civil War, 1920, page 26     We slept on our arms last night and daylight this morning found us in line. ~ Elisha Hunt Rhodes2)Bert Hunt Rhodes, All For …

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On the road to Fredericksburg, October 20 – December 4, 1862

The last of October, Lee broke camp and left for Fredericksburg, Virginia. ┬áSo we crossed the river, and six days later arrived at Falmouth, a few miles back of Fredericksburg, on the Rappahannock River. ~ Conrad Smith1)Conrad Smith, My Early Life and the Civil War, 1920, page 25 Conrad is not too specific with his …

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