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[fred-riks-burg, fred-er-iks-] /ˈfrɛd rɪksˌbɜrg, ˈfrɛd ər ɪks-/
a city in NE Virginia, on the Rappahannock River: scene of a Confederate victory 1862. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Send word to Gen. Gibbon to take possession of Fredericksburg.

  • We lose great battles there and Fredericksburg they say was just a slaughter of our men.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The change of commanders brought a change of scheme, which was now to advance upon Richmond by way of Fredericksburg.

    Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II John T. Morse
  • We hear that McDowell is somewhere between you and Fredericksburg.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • The President replied by a kind and sympathetic despatch after his failure at Fredericksburg, and fully appreciated his situation.

    Abraham Lincoln William Eleroy Curtis
  • On the twenty-first the leading brigades reached Fredericksburg.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Also for the battle of Fredericksburg (Dec. 13, 1862) Lee deserves no special praise.

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

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • She has just returned from the Fredericksburg races, and has given me a full account of them.

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

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston

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