Battle of Fredericksburg Wages as President Lincoln Waits

December 13, 1862

As the Union Army of the Potomac attacks entrenched Confederate positions on the  Prospect Hill and Marye’s Heights above Fredericksburg, Virginia, President Lincoln waits for word of the Battle in Washington.   The battle goes very badly for the Union soldiers commanded by General Ambrose Burnside.

President Lincoln writes Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton: “Will the Secretary of War please direct that Mr. [Thomas] Thoroughman may be disposed of at the discretion of Abram Jonas and Henry Asbury of Quincy, Ill., both of whom I know to be loyal and sensible men?”  Thoroughman was subsequently paroled and allowed to return to Missouri.

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