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Volume Four, No. 4

Blood on the Rappahannock: The Battle of Fredericksburg

Format: Paperback, 170 pages
ISBN: 1-882810-11-2
eBook: Not available at this time
Published: 1995

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About this Book

This collection of six articles, while not intended as a definitive account of the battle, offers enthusiasts of the Civil War an opportunity to read and learn of several major events, units, personalities, and actions that helped shape the course and outcome of the fighting at Fredericksburg and includes:

  • Preface: The Battle of Fredericksburg Revisited
  • Introduction
  • "Busted up and Gone to Hell": The Assault of the Pennsylvania Reserves at Fredericksburg
  • "The Glorious Light Went Out Forever": The Death of Brigadier General Thomas R.R. Cobb
  • "The Breath of Hell's Door": Private William McCarter and the Attack of the Irish Brigade on Marye's Heights: An Unpublished Memoir
  • "A Severe Day on the Artillery": Stonewall Jackson's Artillerists and the Defense of the Confederate Right
  • Across the River and into the Streets: The 20th Massachusetts Infantry and the Fight for the Streets of Fredericksburg
  • The Preservation Report
  • Book Reviews/Book Notes
  • Index