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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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Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!
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George C. Rabie

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807867938_rable.31

This chapter describes the aftermath of the battle of Fredericksburg. The physical destruction of the town drove home the connection between the material concerns of daily life and the abstract world of ideology. The loss of food, clothing, shelter, and even privacy made the struggle against the Yankee invaders much more tangible. Union soldiers also understood that the destruction of Fredericksburg made some Confederates fight all the more harder.

Keywords:   battle of Fredericksburg, Civil War, Federals, Confederates

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