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Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!$
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George C. Rable

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780807826737

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807867938_rable

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Orders

Orders

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(p.174) 11 Orders
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Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!
Author(s):

George C. Rabie

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807867938_rable.16

This chapter describes events on December 12, 1862, a day that would be remembered for military orders issued and not issued, and much second-guessing about both. The Federal army showed signs of cracking under the strain of impending combat. A general breakdown occurred almost as soon as the soldiers entered Fredericksburg. The aggressive foraging in northern Virginia set the stage for a loosening of restraints in protecting enemy property.

Keywords:   battle of Fredericksburg, Civil War, Confederates, military orders, looting

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