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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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Recrimination

Recrimination

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(p.338) 21 Recrimination
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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.26

This chapter focuses on recriminations over the disastrous outcome of the battle of Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg helped engender, at least temporarily, a sense of defeatism because even the dullest soldiers realized that gallant charges had only piled up casualties. That melancholy conclusion cut deep into the marrow of courage and even the ability to carry on the usual camp routine.

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

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