On This Day: Battle of Fredericksburg begins

On This Day: Battle of Fredericksburg begins
Battle of Fredericksburg (Source: National Park Service)

(WWBT) - On this day, Dec. 11, 1862, the Battle of Fredericksburg began.

It was a bloodbath about 50 miles north of Richmond that would change the Civil War in ways you might not expect.

You can hear Frank O’Reilly, a historian with the National Park Service who has studied the battle for more than three decades, give a detailed play-by-play of the battle in the “How We Got Here” podcast from NBC12:

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