CIVIL WAR LECTURE 6-

CIVIL WAR LECTURE 6- - FREDERICKSBURG/ MURFREESBORO

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FREDERICKSBURG/ MURFREESBORO
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-After Antietam, McClellan refused to move  against Lee again until he was ready. -Lincoln grew completely frustrated and decided to  fire McClellan a second time. -McClellan left confident Lincoln would be forced  to reappoint him in the future.  He ended up never  commanding an army again.
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-Lincoln appointed Ambrose Burnside as the new  commander. -Burnside planned to cross his army at  Fredericksburg and descend on Richmond from  the north and east. -Burnside did not receive his pontoons in time and  Lee occupied a superior position above  Fredericksburg. -Burnside vowed to push on with a frontal attack.
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-Union engineers tried to lay pontoons but  Confederate troops fired on them from the town. -Burnside ordered his artillery to level the town but  that still did not work. -One Union regiment finally crossed the river in a 
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CIVIL WAR LECTURE 6- - FREDERICKSBURG/ MURFREESBORO

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