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Retreat to the Rappahannock: Letters 28 through 36 Letters 28 through 36 27 February through 6 April 1862

Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton

in “A Gentleman and an Officer”: A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093124
eISBN:
9780199853915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Griffin's wartime letters to his wife Leila dated from February 27 to April 1862. These letters are about the Confederate forces' retreat from the Occoquan River to ... More


Hodge’s Family at War

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0050
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Fifty looks at Hodge and his family during the Civil War. As was true of most of the United States, Hodge had personal ties to the War. His fourth son, John, served for a time, and his ... More


Burnside When He was Brilliant: Ambrose Burnside and Union Combined Operations in Pamlico Sound

David E. Long

in Union Combined Operations in the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232864
eISBN:
9780823240777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232864.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Few names from the Civil War era inspire more loathing and contempt than that of Ambrose Everett Burnside. It is a curious legacy for a man whose prewar contemporaries found him a likeable and ... More


Winter Quarters: 20 January–25 June 1863

Graham T. Dozier

in A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618746
eISBN:
9781469618760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618746.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter presents the letters written by Thomas Henry Carter to his wife Susan between January 20 and June 25, 1863. In these letters, Carter talks about how the opposing armies settled into ... More


Chancellorsville: The Battle and Its Aftermath

Gary W. Gallagher (ed.)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807822753
eISBN:
9781469602400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807835906_gallagher
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

A variety of important but lesser-known dimensions of the Chancellorsville campaign of spring 1863 are explored in this collection of eight original essays. Departing from the traditional focus on ... More


Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

George C. Rable

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

During the battle of Gettysburg, as Union troops along Cemetery Ridge rebuffed Pickett's Charge, they were heard to shout, “Give them Fredericksburg!” Their cries reverberated from a clash that, ... More


Preparations

George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable.14
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes preparations for the winter campaign. By December 1862 the Army of the Potomac numbered approximately 120,000 men in the three grand divisions, with the Eleventh and Twelfth ... More


Crossing

George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable.15
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the start of the Union advance. The long-awaited assault began with vague orders and cartographic confusion; indeed by this time Burnside himself was having second thoughts. On ... More


Orders

George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable.16
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes events on December 12, 1862, a day that would be remembered for military orders issued and not issued, and much second-guessing about both. The Federal army showed signs of ... More


Artillery

George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable.17
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the early encounters between the Federals and Confederates on December 13, 1862. The intermittent and sometimes intense artillery duel left a lasting impression. Infantrymen on ... More


Breakthrough

George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable.18
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the organizational difficulties that plagued the Federals' advance. Despite finding a weak point in Jackson's line, Sinclair's men were unable to exploit their good fortune ... More


Attack

George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable.19
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the engagement between the Federals and Confederates. The use of conventional assault tactics against well-protected infantry and massed artillery was staggering. Yet both ... More


Perseverance

George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable.20
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the Federal army's inability to overrun the Confederates' defense. Fredericksburg became a one-sided fight, but even in a one-sided fight the victorious army makes mistakes. ... More


Futility

George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable.21
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes how Burnside continued to function in both a physical and mental fog, sending more troops to funnel into the deathtrap on the outskirts of Fredericksburg as the day wore on. ... More


Retreat

George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable.22
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the retreat of the Federal troops. The Army of the Potomac had lost another battle, and the campaign had failed. Burnside's army had not been destroyed, but it had been ... More


Carnage

George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable.23
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the Union and Confederate casualties. The Union had a total of 12,653 casualties: 1,284 dead, 9,600 wounded, and 1,769 captured or missing. The Confederates had also paid a ... More


Wounds

George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable.24
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on medical care for wounded soldiers. Confederate military authorities began removing the wounded from farmhouses and temporary field hospitals on December 14 and loaded them ... More


News

George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable.25
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on news of the Federals' defeat. By December 15, with news of the battle arriving with the first of the wounded, a deepening gloom spread over the capital. The word “defeat” ... More


Recrimination

George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable.26
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on recriminations over the disastrous outcome of the battle of Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg helped engender, at least temporarily, a sense of defeatism because even the dullest ... More


Winter

George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable.27
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on Christmas 1862. Somber reflection tainted Christmas in both armies as the holidays only widened the psychological gulf between soldiers and home folks. Chilly winds, sparse ... More


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