George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published by University of North Carolina Press

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780807826737
Published online July 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781469605043

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This chapter focuses on recriminations over the disastrous outcome of the battle of Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg helped engender, at least temporarily, a sense of defeatism because even the dullest soldiers realized that gallant charges had only piled up casualties. That melancholy conclusion cut deep into the marrow of courage and even the ability to carry on the usual camp routine.

Keywords: battle of Fredericksburg; Civil War; Federals; defeatism

Chapter.  6742 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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