In the autumn of 1862, Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside devised a plan to move south against Fredericksburg and open a route to the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. With Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army divided, Burnside believed he could do it all before Lee could react. But when his pontoon bridges failed to arrive, Burnside’s campaign started unraveling. When the bridges finally arrived, it was too late: Lee had been given the time he needed to prepare his defense. What happened next was arguably the greatest military blunder of the American Civil War. Burnside launched a piecemeal frontal assault into the strength of Lee’s defenses. The result was disastrous.
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