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“Hey, General Burnside, why don’t we just wade across?”

Kris White’s excellent series on the bombardment and looting of Fredericksburg brings to mind one of the most enduring misunderstandings about the battle. The story goes like this: The Union army, trapped on the north side of the Rappahannock River, … Continue reading

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