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"The Battle of Fredericksburg"
This is an original 1910 two-color lithographed map of the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, which took place from December 11th to the 15th of 1862. Union Major General Ambrose Burnside crossed the Rappahannock River into Virginia late in the year, hoping to race and beat Confederate General Robert E. Lee to the Rebel capital of Richmond. Delayed several weeks, Burnside was forced to cross the river after Confederate forces had a chance to fortify the town and the heights beyond, setting up a long artillery line with numerous crossfire points, making the entire advance a suicide charge. Regardless, after pushing across the river and sacking Fredericksburg, Burnside ordered his men up the heights outside town, right into a stone wall and entrenched Confederate troops and artillery. Convinced his overwhelming force could carry him to victory, Burnside ordered no less than 14 charges up the heights, each attack being repulsed with horrendous casualties. Finally conceding defeat, Burnside retreated back across the Rappahannock, nearly 13,000 men lighter than he had been when he originally crossed. Confederate losses were a mere 5,400, making the Battle of Fredericksburg one of the most one sided in the entire War.
This 103+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note this item has an original portfolio crease. There is some light aging along the original crease.
Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of lithograph maps from 1910 that depict several of the major battles and military campaigns of the Union and Confederate armies during the American Civil War that was fought between 1861-1865. Including, the Battle of Gettysburg, the Carolinas campaign, the Mississippi River campaigns, Sherman's March to the Sea, and many more. These maps are in excellent condition and are perfect for framing. These pieces will certainly be of interest to American Civil War and military history buffs. To continue browsing this collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph.