Ambrose Burnside's attempt to capture Fredericksburg was the most lopsided, and one of the bloodiest, defeats of the war.
Below are the links to each section of the essay.
1. A Reluctant Commander – Burnside takes command of the Army of the Potomac through the eve of the Battle of Fredericksburg (November 7 – December 11, 1862).
2. Burnside's Bloody Repulse – The Battle of Fredericksburg, from the initial crossing of the Rappahannock to the end of the battle (December 11 – December 16, 1862).
3. The Mud March – The Mud March, the General's Revolt, and the aftermath of the battle (December 16, 1862 – January 23, 1863).
A. Order of Battle – the organization of the opposing armies during the campaign
B. References – a list of references used to write the essay