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Near 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. May 2, 1863. Jackson's two leading lines, battling the tangled undergrowth and the retreating Federal XI Corps, became disorganized. In this vicinity, Jackson halted his successful advance and ordered A.P. Hill's Division to the front. While the change was being made, Jackson rode out with his staff about 9 p.m. to reconnoiter the Federal position. Meeting A.P. Hill, he gave one of his last field commands: "Press them! Cut them off from the United States Ford, Hill! Press them!" A few minutes later he fell mortally wounded by the mistaken fire of his own men.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 18.674′ N, 77° 39.02′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Plank Road / Germania Highway (State Highway 3) and Bullock Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located behind the Chancellorsville Visitors Center to the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, on the "Wounding of Stonewall Jackson" walking trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9001 Plank Road, Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Map Board Next to the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Map Board Next to the Marker
Note the north seeking arrow points to the bottom of this map. The text box in the lower center reads, While A.P. Hill's Division moved up to take over Jackson's front line, Rodes' and Colston's Divisions, intermingled by their rapid advance, fell back to regroup.

The box in the lower right reads, Jackson's shattered left arm was amputated here early on May 3. He was then taken south to Guiney's Station, where he died on May 10 of pneumonia.
of this marker. Memorializing Jackson's Death (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Catastrophe (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Fatal Reconnaissance (about 300 feet away); Chancellorsville (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
More about this marker. A map board stands next to the marker, showing the "Situation about 9 p.m., May 2, 1863."
 
Regarding Chancellorsville Campaign. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville along the Wounding of Stonewall Jackson walking trail. See the Wounding of Stonewall Jackson 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. Happel Markers for the Chancellorsville Battlefield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
. National Park Service (Submitted on December 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Wounding of Stonewall Jackson Virtual Tour by Markers. This virtual tour includes markers on the Wounding of Stonewall Jackson walking trail and sites associated with the Jackson's death on May 10, 1863. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Chancellorsville Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 18, 2008
4. Chancellorsville Visitor Center
This marker is located in close proximity to the visitor center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,399 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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