Movement of the engineers prior to the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862 has been mired in a cloud of confusion and controversy. The question of which route(s) they took to get to the Rappahannock River on the morning of 11 December has also obscured with the passage of time. In this blog I will explore both of these questions.
At 11:00 pm on 7 November 1862, General George B. McClellan, commander of the Army of the Potomac (AoP), was relieved of command for the final time by President Lincoln. His replacement was General Ambrose E. Burnside. While most armies do not attack in Continue reading