Fri Jan 25, 2019, 02:00 PM

This day in history January 25, 1863

Ambrose Burnside was relieved of command.

Union general Ambrose Burnside was removed as commander of the Army of the Potomac after serving in the role for two months. When president Abraham Lincoln wanted an attack on the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, which Robert E. Lee commanded, Burnside drafted a plan to move south toward Richmond, Virginia, and he attacked repeatedly against entrenched Confederates along Marye's Heights, above Fredericksburg, with tragic results for the Union. Nearly thirteen thousand Yankees fell and Lee lost just over five thousand troops.

However, Lincoln allowed Burnside one more chance, and in January 1863, Burnside attempted another campaign against Lee. After the ignominious "Mud March," during which the Yankees floundered on mud roads while Lee's men jeered at themfrom across the Rappahannock River, Lincoln had seen enough and removed Burnside from his role.

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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 09:01 PM

1. I only just noticed your "this day in history" posts.

Good stuff, thanks.

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Response to adozenpirates (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 10:30 PM

2. You are welcome

It comes from a calendar that was a gift from one of my sons. He knows I love history.

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