Today is Thursday, December 13, 2018
U.S. Civil War History
- In Fredericksburg, Virginia, General Ambrose E. Burnside's Army of the Potomac was defeated with a loss of about 12,600 men. The Confederate Army lost about 5,000 men. Brunside considered continuing the attack the next day, but was talked out of it by his subordinates.
- Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest began crossing the Tennessee River en route to Lexington, Tennessee. A battle with Union troops under Colonel Robert Ingersoll took place on December 18.
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U.S. Civil War Quotes
|"Fondly do we hope--fervently do we pray--that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away." |
- U.S. President Lincoln at his second inauguration ceremony on March 4, 1865.