Near Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Final Meeting, Fateful March
Jackson rode near the head of the marching column. His face appeared flushed, and his eyes flashed in anticipation of the coming conflict. When he reached the intersection, he dismounted and spoke with Generals Lee, A.P. Hill, and J.E.B. Stuart. The informal council lasted but a few minutes. Jackson then pointed toward the head of his moving column and galloped off. It was the last time that he and Lee would ever meet.
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, National Park Service.
Location. 38° 17.698′ N, 77° 37.53′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of South McLaws Drive and Old Plank Road, on the right when traveling south on South McLaws Drive. Click for map. Located at tour stop five of the Driving tour of the Battle of Chancellorsville. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. A Bold Plan (here, next to this marker); Bivouac (a few steps from this marker); Chancellorsville Campaign (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McLaws Trail (approx. half a mile away); Wounding of Jackson (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jackson on the Move (approx. 0.8 miles away); Matthew Fontaine Maury (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chancellorsville.
More about this marker. The right side of the marker displays a painting of the meeting. "This is one of several post-war images that attempted to capture the scene here on the morning of May 2, 1863 - the last meeting of the South's two greatest military leaders." On the lower left is a map depicting Jackson's march with the explanation, "From here, Jackson's men wound through the woods for twelve miles until they reached the unprotected Union flank along the Orange Turnpike."
Regarding Final Meeting, Fateful March. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville along McLaws Drive, Furnace Road, Sickles Drive, and East Jackson Trail, on the east side of the battlefield. See the McLaws's Line to Catharine Furnace Virtual Tour by Markers in the links
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Chancellorsville. National Parks Service site. (Submitted on November 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. McLaws's Line to Catharine Furnace Virtual Tour by Markers. Spread across a two mile segment on the east side of the battlefield, this virtual tour by markers covers action from May 1-3, 1863. (Submitted on November 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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