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The Civil War: Before the Battle of Fredericksburg

View of Fredericksburg, Virginia - November 1862; Library of Congress

View of Fredericksburg, Virginia - November 1862; Library of Congress

Fredericksburg, Virginia
Saturday, December 8, 2012

University of Mary Washington history professor Jeffrey McClurken talks about the Civil War leading up to December 1862. He discusses the political situations in the North and South, and traces changes in the Union and Confederate commands to that point in the war. Using the words of politicians, military officers, journalists, and people living in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia during that period, Professor McClurken sets the stage for the Battle of Fredericksburg, which was fought from December 11th to the 13th, 1862.

Updated: Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 8:02pm (ET)

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