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Battle of Fredericksburg

I created my project by first looking up the information on the Battle of Fredericksburg so I could have an idea what I’m doing my project on. Then my partner and I picked our sides and did our individual research. We then met up and began our project with our information. We each made a few slides to give information about our respective armies and put important information on them. We then prepared what we were going to say and saved out project and put in on a flash drive. From the battle of Fredericksburg, I learned a lot of things.

I learned that it had two parts, but I’m only going to focus on the first part. The battle was fought on December 11-15, 1862 in Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg Virginia. It was an unsuccessful attempt to attack the southern capital at Richmond. There were about 172,504 soldiers fighting in total (United States 100,007; Confederate States 72,497). There were about 17,929 casualties in total (United States 13,353; Confederate States 4,576). As seem by the casualty ratio, it was a victory for the Confederate Army.

The commander of the United States Army was Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside and the commander for the Confederate Army was Gen. Robert E. Lee. This battle is important in a few ways. One way is that it is remembered as one of the most one-sided battles in all of the Civil war. It was a failed attempt to attack the southern capital of Richmond. Another reason that it as important is because it was one of the first battles to use trench warfare and essentially “paved the way” for it’s use in World War I.