Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Colquitt Turns Tyler’s Flank
“After holding our position for nearly or perhaps quite an hour, reports reached me that our ammunition was being exhausted, many of the men supplying themselves from the dead and wounded. About this time, I discovered that the enemy was advancing and extending farther to our right. I sent for ammunition twice without being able to obtain it.”
(upper left) Brigadier General Erastus Tyler chronicled in his comprehensive official report all that took place on that historical, infamous day.
(upper right) Map by Captain John Bigelow 1928
(lower right) Later, Edwin Forbes would sketch that horrible day…May 3rd. Wounded soldiers were rescued from the hellish haze of smoke that darkened and obscured the burning woods.
Images courtesy S.H.A. and Library
Location. 38° 19.377′ N, 77° 38.714′ W. Marker is in Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Elys Ford Road (County Route 610) 0.4 miles north of US Ford Road (County Route 616), on the right when traveling north. 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. Tyler’s Withdrawal To This Line (here, next to this marker); Colquitt’s Attack (here, next to this marker); Chancellorsville (a few steps from this marker); Stone's Reconnaissance (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Midnight Conference (approx. 0.4 miles away); Apex of Hooker’s Last Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); Union Lifeline (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hooker's Final Bastion (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chancellorsville.
Also see . . . Chancellorsville Battlefield. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, National Park Service (Submitted on December 14, 2014.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.