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Ambrose Burnside

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• Civil War
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Army of the Potomac
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Bull Run
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Fredericksburg
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Antietam
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The Wilderness
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Spotsylvania
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Petersburg
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Cold Harbor

Definition: Major general who led the Union to the disastrous defeat at Fredericksburg. He was a brigade commander at Bull Run and a corps commander at Antietam, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg.

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The Civil War
The Civil War was one of the most devastating events in American History. Read about the causes, see the heroes, and share the horror. Start here.

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Ambrose Burnside
Find out more about the infamous general with the famous facial hair.

The Battle of Fredericksburg
Read for yourself how the battle unfolded.

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