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HIST 315
Andrew Hunt

HIST120 Jan 31 2011Lecture 8 The Tide Turns 1863I FredericksburgChancellorsvilleA time of torment Christmas Season 1862Union forces were now under command of a new generalNightmare at Fredericksburg Virginia General Ambrose Burnsidethe slaughter at Maryes Heights December 13 1862Burnside led a massive army as he was under pressure to defeat confederate forces towards Virginia hoping he would overtake and defeat the ConfederatesFredericksburg was located near a key riverRobert E Lee decided he was going to send his best Sharpshooters in Maryes Heights small hill to shoot at Union soldiersBy nightfall Union troops controlled the village of FredericksburgBurnside then ordered his troops to attack Maryes HeightsBurnside wouldnt stop sending troops up the hill however they were all becoming slaughteredBy the end Burnside had lost 12000 menNews of defeat at Fredericksburg was sent by telegraph to LincolnLincoln relieved Burnside of his duties and appointed Hooker as GeneralGeneral Joseph Hookerthe Confederate victory at Chancellorsville May 14 1863Hooker improved sanitation camp life and was a general loved by his menFighting was intense forced Union forces to retreat back across the riverUnion forces yet again suffered a humiliating defeat Hooker was willingly relieved from commandThe death of General Stonewall Jackson May 10 1863 kept the Confederates army from rejoicingWas killed by nervous confederates who thought he was an enemy died a few day laterII Civil War PoliticsDiplomacyThe precarious state of Democracy during the war Lincoln civil libertiesthe suspension of habeas corpus
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