Civil War Events by Person - Ambrose Burnside


Listing of all day-by-day events of the American Civil War related to the state of Ambrose Burnside.

There are a total of (15) Civil War Events by Person - Ambrose Burnside 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.
March 14, 1862

New Bern, North Carolina falls to a combined Union land-naval force led by General Ambrose Burnside.



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September 14, 1862

The Battle of South Mountain takes place. It is a Union victory for General McClellan, General Burnside and General Franklin over General Lee and General Hill.



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November 5, 1862

General Ambrose Burnside replaces General George McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac per President Lincoln's request.



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December 11, 1862

Fredericksburg, Virginia is bombarded by artillery under General Burnside's direction.



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December 11, 1862

General Burnside's Union forces cross the Rappahannock River to reach Fredericksburg, Virginia.



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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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January 20, 1863

Union forces, under the leadership of General Burnside, attempt a surprise offensive against General Lee's army in Virginia. However, conditions are such that the march is aborted. It comes to be known as the "Mud March".



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January 23, 1863

Union General Joseph Hooker is released from service under General Burnside.



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January 25, 1863

General Hooker is placed in charge of the Army of the Potomac - succeeding General Burnside. The assignment is handed down by President Lincoln himself.



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March 15, 1863

The Department of the Ohio now falls under the command of General Ambrose Burnside.



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June 1, 1863

Operations of the Chicago Times is ordered stopped by General Burnside. President Lincoln steps in to reverse the order.



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September 2, 1863

Knoxville, Tennessee is taken by General Burnside of the Union Army.



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July 30, 1864

A massive underground explosion by Union engineers fails to defeat the defenses of Petersburg, Virginia. General Burnside leads the Union forces.



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