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Near Spotsylvania 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. May 2, 1863. The head of Jackson's column reached this point about 12:30 p.m. Eight miles away, the rear , under fire of Federal guns, was closing up near the Catharine Furnace. Jackson planned to turn the column right onto the Plank Road (1 mile ahead). Then General Fitzhugh Lee came galloping south. While the troops rested, the young cavalryman and Jackson advanced to a hill on the Plank Road from which Lee showed him that the Federal right was extended too far west to be outflanked by the chosen route. Quickly changing plans, Jackson continued his march along the Brock Road to the Orange Turnpike. There he turned and swept eastward against the unsuspecting foe.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 17.292′ N, 77° 41.822′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Trail West and Brock Road (County Route 613), on the left when traveling north on Jackson Trail West. Click for map. Located on the Jackson Flank March driving loop in the Chancellorsville Battlefield section of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
March Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. March Map
Double click on the photo to see the details of the map. On the left of the marker is a facsimile of "Stonewall" Jackson's last dispatch in his own hand. According to tradition Jackson did not dismount but scrawled this note to Lee against the pommel of his saddle.
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Vermont Brigade (approx. 1.1 miles away); Echoes Homeward (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hell Itself (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Climax (approx. 1.1 miles away); Valuable Crossroads (approx. 1.1 miles away); No Turning Back (approx. 1.1 miles away); On to Richmond! (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
More about this marker. Next to the marker is a map showing the route of the flank march and Jackson's flank attack on the Federal positions.
 
Regarding Chancellorsville Campaign. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville along the Jackson's Flank March and Attack trail. See the Jackson's Flank March and Attack 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 Jackson Flank March and Attack.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Chancellorsville. National Park Service site. (Submitted on December 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Jackson's Flank March and Attack Virtual Tour by Markers
End of the Jackson Trail at the Intersection with the Brock Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. End of the Jackson Trail at the Intersection with the Brock Road
. This virtual tour covers the optional Jackson Flank Trail route of the driving tour and concludes at Jackson's Flank Attack (stop 8) of the driving tour, tracing the route of Jackson's march to deliver the decisive attack of the battle. (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 961 times since then and 6 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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