60 Second radio ad
This text will be replaced by the flash music player.
60 Second Ad Script :
Battle of Fredericksburg
In December of 1862, in yet another attempt by Lincoln to capture the Southern capital of Richmond, Union General Burnside ran into the immovable army of Robert E. Lee.
Burnside was one of a long line of unsuccessful generals appointed by Lincoln in 1862, but his loss at Fredericksburg, Virginia has gone down in history as one of the worst in history.
Totally underestimating the skill of the Southern soldier, Burnside ordered not one but seven of his divisions to make charges up the open hillside of Marye's Heights as Confederate rifle and artillery shells cut them to pieces.
At the end of the day, the North had suffered nearly 8,000 casualties at Marye's Heights as compared to only about a thousand on the Southern side. And although the Georgia native, General Thomas R. R. Cobb was mortally wounded, the battle was a great Southern victory.
This moment in history was brought to you by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Visit us online at www.georgiascv.org or call us toll free at 1-866-SCV-INGA (1-866-728-4642). We can even help you find your Confederate ancestor.