The Battle of Fredericksburg
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The paper relates that the war at Fredericksburg represented a significant change in the overall equation of power between the forces of the Union and those of the Confederacy. The paper explains that the incompetence of General Ambrose E. Burnside proved to be the main cause for the disaster at Fredericksburg. The paper looks at the political pressure that was exercised by President Lincoln, who was pushing towards immediate and efficient results, without considerable regard for the realities on the ground. The paper also notes the confusion of the orders given and the army's inability to adapt to the changing battle conditions.
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