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

Chancellorsville Campaign

 
 
Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
Inscription. April 10 - May 3, 1863. These Trenches were part of Hooker's original line. On May 2, Couch's II Corps skirmishers, under command of Col. Nelson A. Miles, beat off repeated Confederate attacks launched to draw attention from Jackson's flanking movement. Seriously wounded on May 3, Miles was later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for services here. He also distinguished himself at the Wilderness and became famous as an Indian fighter after the War. These trenches were abandoned on May 3 when Hooker fell back toward the Rappahannock.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 18.473′ N, 77° 37.923′ W. Marker is in Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Plank Road / Germania Highway (State Highway 3) and Wiles Drive, on the right when traveling west on Plank Road / Germania Highway. Click for map. 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. Union Earthworks (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Chancellorsville (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Chancellorsville Home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor
Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Civilians in the Crossfire (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Chancellor Slaves (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chancellorsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Climactic Struggle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee's Greatest Triumph (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
Regarding Chancellorsville Campaign. 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. Battle of Chancellorsville. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 30, 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
Federal Trenches image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. Federal Trenches
The earthworks behind the marker were erected by Couch's II Corps.
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 996 times since then. 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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