Maps Plan of the battle of Fredericksburg. Fought 13th Decr. 1862.

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Title
Plan of the battle of Fredericksburg. Fought 13th Decr. 1862.
Summary
Map shows Gen. R. E. Lee's strong position on the heights overlooking Fredericksburg, Va. While he could not prevent the Union forces from crossing the Rappahannock River on December 13 and taking the town, they were unable, despite repeated suicidal assaults, to take the hills on which the Confederate forces were entrenched. After several days astride the river, the Union forces withdrew the night of December 15.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Paine, William H.
Created / Published
[1862-1865]
Subject Headings
-  Franklin, William Buel,--1823-1903
-  Sumner, Edwin V.--(Edwin Vose),--1797-1863
-  Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862--Maps
-  Fredericksburg (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--Virginia--Fredericksburg
-  Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va
Notes
-  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a photocopy of this scrapbook image.
-  Relief shown by hachures.
-  The left Grand Division under Franklin was ordered to attack at Hamilton's Crossing and seize the heights held by Jackson. The right Grand Division to attack Longstreet's position in front and seize Marie's Hights. This was to be two isolated attacks. Franklin was repulsed because his columns of attack were not properly supported. The stone wall was held by 1700 Rebels, each man having 3 muskets loaded continually by those in the rear ranks. Sumner was also repulsed with over 2000 killed. They got within 25 paces of the wall only."--Page caption.
-  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 246).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 27 x 38 cm.
Repository
Virginia HIstorical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00261
Online Format
image

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Sneden, Robert Knox, and William H Paine. Plan of the battle of Fredericksburg. Fought 13th Decr. 1862. [to 1865, 1862] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00261/. (Accessed December 08, 2016.)

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Sneden, R. K. & Paine, W. H. (1862) Plan of the battle of Fredericksburg. Fought 13th Decr. 1862. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00261/.

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Sneden, Robert Knox, and William H Paine. Plan of the battle of Fredericksburg. Fought 13th Decr. 1862. [to 1865, 1862] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00261/>.