Thursday, November 29, 2012

Coming Up on the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg-- Part 1

From the Nov. 28, 2012, Goldsboro (NC) News-Argus "Historian shares fact about battle" by Dennis Hill.

Wayne County soldiers (Goldsboro is the county seat) were on the front lines of Battle of Fredericksburg.

"While troops from other states were defending Goldsboro in December 1862, soldiers from Wayne County were in Virginia, helping hold the main Union Army from advancing on the Confederate capital of Richmond."

Still others were at Fredericksburg, defending it from from frontal attacks from a huge Union army.

Civil War historian Lynn Bull talked about the Battle of Fredericksburg Tuesday night at Wayne Community College (had I not been a trip to the Christmas shows at Myrtle Beach, SC, I would have surely been there).  His talk was part of a lecture series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

That December, the Battle of Fredericksburg was part of a Union strategy to strike at several points along the Southern perimeter with the hopes that pressure coming from many points at once might collapse the already stretched Confederate defense.

Would Have Liked to See the Talk.  --Old Secesh

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