Stones River

Stones River was a pivotal battle less than three weeks after the Federal disaster at Fredericksburg and only a few days after Sherman’s failure at Chickasaw Bayou. A third defeat would be catastrophic to the Union cause.

The Battle of Fredericksburg

Arguably the lowest point for the Army of the Potomac, the Battle of Fredericksburg was lost before it began, due to poor decisions made by the top brass.