The Battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church, May 3, 1863
Chris Mackowski, Kristopher D. White
Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: April 2013
6x9 hardcover, 70 images, 11 maps, dust jacket, bibliography, index
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By May of 1863, the Stone Wall at the base of Marye's Heights above Fredericksburg loomed large over the Army of the Potomac, haunting its men with memories of slaughter from their crushing defeat there the previous December. They would assault it again with a very different result the following spring when General Joe Hooker, bogged down in bloody battle with the Army of Northern Virginia around the crossroads of Chancellorsville, ordered John Sedgwick's Sixth Corps to assault the heights and move to his assistance. This time the Union troops wrested the wall and high ground from the Confederates and drove west into the enemy's rear. The inland drive stalled in heavy fighting at Salem Churc Read More...