Through most of the Civil War's campaigns in the Virginia Theater, Fredericksburg held a position near center stage. The opposing capital cities of Washington and Richmond lay equidistant on either side; wagon roads converged in town; a major river flowed past; and a railroad crossed the river in do....
Krick, Robert K.
"Burnside's Gamble: Fredericksburg Account 'Summarizes A Familiar Story',"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 3
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