Battle of Fredericksburg Timeline (December 13th - 15th, 1862)


The Battle of Fredericksburg saw a much larger Union force routed by General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.

There are a total of (3) Battle of Fredericksburg Timeline (December 13th - 15th, 1862) events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.

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COMMAND(S):
Ambrose Burnside
ARMY FORCE(S):
Army of the Potomac
STRENGTH:
114,000 men
CASUALTIES*:
12,653 men (11.1%)


* Includes killed, wounded, and missing.
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CONFEDERATE VICTORY
COMMAND(S):
Robert E. Lee
ARMY FORCE(S):
Army of Northern Virginia
STRENGTH:
78,513 men
CASUALTIES*:
5,377 men (6.8%)


* Includes killed, wounded, and missing.
FORCE STRENGTH
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CASUALTIES COMPARISON
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Day-by-Day Timeline of Events


December 11, 1862

The Battle of Fredericksburg begins encompassing actions in Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg counties. The clashes pit a much smaller Confederate force of 78,513 against 122,009 Union troops. Commanders are General Lee (Confederate) against General Burnside (Union).

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December 13, 1862

General Burnside's larger force is beaten by General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia as part of the Battle of Fredericksburg.

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December 15, 1862

The Battle of Fredericksburg ends as a Confederate victory. Confederate numbers are 78,513 committed to action with losses numbering 4,201. Union numbers are 122,009 committed with 12,653 losses.

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