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Fredericksburg

[fred-riks-burg, fred-er-iks-] /ˈfrɛd rɪksˌbɜrg, ˈfrɛd ər ɪks-/
noun
1.
a city in NE Virginia, on the Rappahannock River: scene of a Confederate victory 1862.
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  • We lose great battles there and Fredericksburg they say was just a slaughter of our men.

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  • Burnside's repulse at Fredericksburg was followed by a discouraging retreat.

    The Nation in a Nutshell George Makepeace Towle
  • We hear that McDowell is somewhere between you and Fredericksburg.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • On the twenty-first the leading brigades reached Fredericksburg.

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  • It was given over to Burnside, and he took the Fredericksburg route to Richmond.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • It might mean that Sedgwick at Fredericksburg has seized and is holding the road to Richmond.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • The army at Fredericksburg—that was what they thought of now, day and night.

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  • The blue column, the 28th Massachusetts leading, entered Fredericksburg.

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  • But on the plain of Fredericksburg many and many and many were not dead and resting.

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  • In the first battle of Fredericksburg he was struck and disabled for a time.

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