PHOTOS: 161 years ago today: The Battle of Fredericksburg

by | Dec 13, 2023 | History, Military

At noon, the Union assault on the Confederate forces on Marye’s Heights began.  Wave after wave of Federal attackers were mown down by Confederate troops firing from a strong position in a sunken road protected by a stone wall.  No Union soldier gets within 100 feet of the wall.  By evening 6,500 Union troops lay dead and dying.

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