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What Is Burnside's Plan At Fredericksburg

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On november 14,Burnside, became the commander of the army of the Potomac sent a corps to occupy vicinity of Falmouth near Fredericksburg soon the rest of them whent. On December 11, engineers laid five pontoon bridges across the Rappahannock under fire. On December 12 , they crossed over and on the 13, mounted a series of futile frontal assaults on Prospect Hill and Marye’s Heights that resulted in staggering casualty Union generals C. Feger Jackson and George Bayard, and Confederate generals Thomas R.R. Cobb and Maxey Gregg were killed. There was nearly 200,000 combatants it was the largest amount of concentration of soldiers. Burnside’s plan at Fredericksburg was to use the nearly 60,000 men in Maj. William B. Franklin’s Left Grand
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