The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahannock

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Wedged between the battles of Antietam and Chancellorsville, the battle of Fredericksburg, a forerunner of the slaughter of WWI, has received comparatively little attention. O'Reilly's treatment is a ... Read full review

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While there are a number of fairly recent works on the market dealing with this stepchild of a battle, O'Reilly does bring a different slant to the topic. In the first place, the title of the book ... Read full review

Contents

TO CRIPPLE THE REBEL CAUSE The Road to Fredericksburg
9
THE ENEMY WILL BE MORE SURPRISED Countdown to Crossing
38
A SCENE OF WILDEST CONFUSION The Pontoon Crossings on December 11
57
A FIERCE AND DEADLY CONTEST Fighting in the Streets
79
THE MOST GOTHIC OF GOTHS The Sacking of Fredericksburg
102
THE JAWS OF DEATH The Battle Begins
127
A TERRIBLE SLAUGHTER IN OUR RANKS The Federal Breakthrough
166
GETTING HILL OUT O TROUBLE The Confederate Counterattack
198
THE DIE IS CAST Deep Run and Griffins Attack
355
THE GATES OF HELL Final Assaults at Twilight
389
DECIDING THE FATE OF OUR COUNTRY The Aftermath of Battle
430
PLAYED OUT Dumfries Raid and the Mud March
457
Not the Same Troops We Started With
494
APPENDIX 2006 The Order of Battle
507
NOTES
527
BIBLIOGRAPHY
595

CHEER UP MY HEARTIES Frenchs Attack
246
THE VALLEY OF DEATH Hancocks Attack
293
A DEVIL OF A TIME Howard and Sturgis Attack
324

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