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Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg! #2020

Fredericksburg Fredericksburg 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 although

  • Title: Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!
  • Author: George C. Rable
  • ISBN: 9780807826737
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg! By George C. Rable, 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, although fought some six months earlier, clearly loomed large in the minds of Civil War soldiers Fought on December 13, 1862, the battle of Fredericksburg ended in a stunning defeDuring 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, although fought some six months earlier, clearly loomed large in the minds of Civil War soldiers Fought on December 13, 1862, the battle of Fredericksburg ended in a stunning defeat for the Union Confederate general Robert E Lee suffered roughly 5,000 casualties but inflicted than twice that many losses nearly 13,000 on his opponent, General Ambrose Burnside As news of the Union loss traveled north, it spread a wave of public despair that extended all the way to President Lincoln In the beleaguered Confederacy, the southern victory bolstered flagging hopes, as Lee and his men began to take on an aura of invincibility George Rable offers a gripping account of the battle of Fredericksburg and places the campaign within its broader political, social, and military context Blending battlefield and home front history, he not only addresses questions of strategy and tactics but also explores material conditions in camp, the rhythms and disruptions of military life, and the enduring effects of the carnage on survivors both civilian and military on both sides.

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    1. I have been waiting for some time for a decent book to be published on the Civil War battle at Fredericksburg, now within a matter of months two very good accounts have appeared on the market I must admit that it took me awhile to decide which book to purchase out of the two releases but in the end the weight of the reviews at guided me towards Fredericksburg Fredericksburg by George Rable I quite enjoyed this account which is not just a campaign history of Fredericksburg but of a micro social [...]

    2. Perhaps this is due to my original unfamiliarity with the Battle of Fredericksburg or maybe so with the uninspiring title, but I wasn t expecting much when I got this book Despite these obstacles, I found myself pleasantly surprised as this is a very informative book not only about the battle itself but the events that preceded and superseded it In fact, the buildup and post battle analysis are the best parts of the book as non fighting topics such as politics, morale and weather are all examin [...]

    3. I think the author mentioned he spent 20 years researching this book it shows in the extensive first person accounts by soldiers that are woven into the narrative He is sympathetic but fair to the unlucky Burnside shows the true colors of Joseph Hooker and retains respect for the iconic majesty of Robert E Lee and shows a human and weary Abraham Lincoln There are many thoughtful but ultimately unresolved pages of observation around the part played in the lives of soldiers by their Christian fait [...]

    4. This book is goodke a doctoral thesis on the battle of Fredericksburg, but with great quotes and intense action Unfortunately, I was not able to finish it because it s due back to the library and not renewable and I m leaving on a trip to Fredericksburg I may buy the book and finish it if they have it on sale I did find that as the action intensified I seemed to get bored Probably about what happens to my mind when it s overstimulated than any fault of the author Kind of fascinating though, how [...]

    5. Book of the Year 2013 Runner Up Fredericksburg s place in the Civil War timeline between McClellan s resignation and the Emancipation Proclamation leaves it as the battle that marks when the war fundamentally changed Rable discusses the context of the battle without skimping over the actual details of the fighting One of the best biographies of a single battle I have ever read.

    6. Comprehensive summary of the political circumstances surrounding this battle Many quotations throughout from soldiers diaries helped me appreciate how very awful the weather conditions and the Confederate advantage of occupying Marye s Heights combined to demoralize an already demoralized Federal effort.

    7. Rable did not focus enough on the events of the battle, and seemed to be preoccupied with social and cultural anecdotes.

    8. Fredericksburg was a battle that was a resounding defeat for the Union Rable s book is an excellent, in depth analysis of the whys and hows of the failure.

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