December 13, 1862
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Dullard
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es·prit de corps
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: stupid
person
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noun \is-ˌprē-də-ˈkȯr\
Synonyms: dolt,
simpleton
Antonyms: brain,
genius
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the common spirit
existing in the
members of a group
and inspiring
enthusiasm, devotion,
and STRONG regard for
the honor of the group
Date
Action
Sept
17
1862
Battle of Antietam
Sept
22
1862
Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation
Nov
1
1862
Confederates at Fredericksburg with 10,000 men
Nov
7
1862
Burnside replaces McClellan
Nov
16
1862
Longstreet begins to move towards Fredericksburg
Nov
19
1862
Sumner reaches Fredericksburg with 35,000 men - no bridges
Nov
21
1862
Longstreet arrives at Fredericksburg with 25,000
Nov
23
1862
Army of the Potomac arrives at Fredericksburg
Nov
24
1862
Pontoon bridges arrive
Dec
9
1862
Jackson arrives at Fredericksburg
Dec
11
1862
Construction of Pontoon bridges begins
Dec
13
1862
Battle of Fredericksburg
Dec
14
1862
Fredericksburg truce to collect dead and wounded
Dec
15
1862
Army of the Potomac retreats
Jan
1
1863
Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation
Jan
26
1863
Joe Hooker replaces Burnside
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Good Corps Commander
“assumed” control of
the Army of the
Potomac on
November 15, 1862.
Remembered for
three great failures
(the bridge,
Fredericksburg, and
the crater)
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“Fighting” Joe
Egotistical
Commander of one of
the newly created
“Great wings” of the
Army
Lost faith in Fighting
Joe at Chancellorsville
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College professor in
Maine
Trapped on Mayre’s
Heights during the
battle
Defended the Union
left flank at
Gettysburg
Accepted the Rebel
surrender at
Appomattox
Courthouse
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Picture of “the 19th
Century” Military
Leader
Captured John Brown
at Harper’s Ferry
Refused a leadership
role in the Union
Army - could not
fight against Virginia
Home is now
Arlington National
Cemetery
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Nicknamed
“Stonewall” after
the first Battle of
Bull Run (Manassas)
– Why two names?
Eccentric
Remembered for
great troop
movements and
Chancellorsville
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Defensive genius –
many of his tactics
were used through
World War One
Fought with the
“pro-Lee” forces
about the failure of
Gettysburg.
Became a Southern
Republican after the
war
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List the necessary goods, services, and
materials needed for battle!
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Attack the lightly defended town of
Fredericksburg (Lee’s Army of Northern
Virginia is refitting and is spread out after the
Battle of Antietam)
“Onward to Richmond” before Lee can
reorganize his army
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What happened? – (video)
http://www.history.com/videos/battle-offrederickson#battle-of-frederickson
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Delays, Delays, Delays …….
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Poor Leadership- married to a failing plan
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Topography
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Technology exceeds tactics
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Class participation in the Union march on
Mayre’s Heights
Compare to the driveway
Remember the Flag Bearer
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Logistics. You can’t compete without it (in
war or in business)
A good leader sees the forest through the
trees (big picture thinking)
The courage (?) of the fighting man
For the Union, it was a devastating loss.
Technology exceeds tactics. It is still
happening today?