December 13, 1862 Dullard es·prit de corps Part of Speech: noun Definition: stupid person noun \is-ˌprē-də-ˈkȯr\ Synonyms: dolt, simpleton Antonyms: brain, genius 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 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) “Fighting” Joe Egotistical Commander of one of the newly created “Great wings” of the Army Lost faith in Fighting Joe at Chancellorsville 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 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 Nicknamed “Stonewall” after the first Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) – Why two names? Eccentric Remembered for great troop movements and Chancellorsville 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 List the necessary goods, services, and materials needed for battle! 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 What happened? – (video) http://www.history.com/videos/battle-offrederickson#battle-of-frederickson Delays, Delays, Delays ……. Poor Leadership- married to a failing plan Topography Technology exceeds tactics Class participation in the Union march on Mayre’s Heights Compare to the driveway Remember the Flag Bearer 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?