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Near Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Chancellorsville

 
 
Battle of Chancellorsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. Battle of Chancellorsville Marker
Inscription. Hooker reached this point, April 30, 1863; Next day he entrenched, with his left wing on the river and his right wing on this road several miles west. That wing was surprised by Jackson and driven back here, May 2. The Confederates stormed the position here, May 3. The Union army withdrew northward, May 5-6, 1863.
 
Erected 1930 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number J-40.)
 
Location. 38° 18.58′ N, 77° 38.087′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Ely's Ford Road (County Route 610) and Plank Raod (Virginia Highway 3), on the right when traveling south on Ely's Ford Road. Click for map. Located in the parking lot for Chancellor House tour stop on the driving tour of the Chancellorsville Battlefield. Within the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chancellorsville Intersection (within shouting distance of this marker); Chancellorsville (within shouting distance of this marker); Climactic Struggle (within shouting
Marker in the Chancellor House Parking Lot image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Marker in the Chancellor House Parking Lot
distance of this marker); Lee's Greatest Triumph (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilians in the Crossfire (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Chancellor Slaves (about 300 feet away); Chancellorsville Home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor (about 300 feet away); Chancellorsville Clearing (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
More about this marker. This marker was located closer to the intersection, but relocated several years ago to the parking area for the tour stop.
 
Regarding Battle of Chancellorsville. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville at the Chancellorsville Intersection, scene of considerable fighting in the battle. See the Chancellorsville Intersection Virtual Tour by Markers in the links section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chancellorsville Battlefield. National Parks Service site. (Submitted on November 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Chancellorsville Intersection Virtual Tour by Markers
From Chancellor House Looking towards Fairview image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. From Chancellor House Looking towards Fairview
When Jackson's flank attack struck from the west, Federals were driven back to fortified line based on a ridge at Fairview. Later they withdrew further back beyond the Chancellor House and Inn.
. The Chancellorsville Intersection portion of the battlefield (stop three on the driving tour of the battlefield) includes markers at the intersection of the historic Plank and Ely's Ford Roads. Considerable fighting occurred here on May 3, 1863. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,395 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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