13 Dec. 1862 An estimated 11,000 troops were killed when the Confederate Army led by General Robert E. Lee over ran the Union Army at the battle of Fredricksburg. http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/fredericksburg.html Although I have my own research in another war, I really enjoy going back to find out what distinguishing military action took place each day. Even though some of it has no real influence on my personal subjects, I thought everyone might enjoy the updates. By the Bye..Sir Francis Drake decided to take a boat ride circumnavigating the world on this day in 1577. It's not a military thing but enjoy anyway.