Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Chancellorsville Intersection
Our movements up to the arrival at Chancellorsville were very successful & were well planned. Everything after that went wrong, and Fighting Joe sunk into a poor driveling cur.
-Union Major General Henry Slocum
The Chancellor family's house dominated the intersection, which had become known as Chancellorsville. For three days Union commander Joseph Hooker directed his army from the building. But on May 3, victorious Confederates swarmed over this ground, pursuing Hooker and his defeated army as they retreated to a new line farther north - leaving behind what had become one of the most famous intersections in America.
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Location. 38° 18.566′ N, 77° 38.077′ W. Marker is in Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Click for map. Located at stop three of the driving tour of Chancellorsville Battlefield. 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. Chancellorsville (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Chancellorsville (within shouting distance of this marker); Climactic Struggle (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee's Greatest Triumph (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilians in the Crossfire (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chancellor Slaves (within shouting distance of this marker); Chancellorsville Home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Chancellorsville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Chancellorsville.
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a drawing which shows that "In 1863, Chancellorsville was a simple but important, country crossroads. In this view, the Orange Turnpike (modern Route 3) runs in front of the house, from left to right." The relative location of the marker is indicated on the drawing
Regarding The Chancellorsville Intersection. 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.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Virtual Tour by Markers of the Chancellorsville Intersection
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Chancellorsville. National Parks Service site. (Submitted on November 29, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Chancellorsville Intersection Virtual Tour by Markers. 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.)
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