The winter of 1862-1863 was more severe than any for the past two decades. Insufficient shelter and clothing and scanty rations become a major concern to the Confederate Army.
Burnside suffers terrible defeat at Fredericksburg.
Lincoln meets with Ambrose Burnside to plan Fredericksburg Campaign. Lincoln delivers State of the Union Address to the 37th Congress of the United States of America.
Generals Ambrose Burnside and Robert E. Lee arrive at Fredericksburg. Troops are put into positions. Joseph E. Johnson is appointed to High Command in the West.