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

Tylerís Withdrawal To This Line

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Tylerís Withdrawal To This Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 13, 2014
1. Tylerís Withdrawal To This Line Marker
Inscription. “Until near noon on May 3rd, the fighting was severe, when the ammunition of the infantry having been exhausted and repeated calls for more being unanswered, the line was forced to retire to the breast-works. The dead and most of the wounded were left upon the field. To screen his movements, the enemy set the forest on fire where many lay, perished miserably in the flames. The enemy followed up and had reached the edge of the wood just in front of the works, when the batteries opened on him a murderous fire, causing him to recoil.” - Col. Edgert Gregory

Tyler's 1st Brigade, Humphrey's Division, V Corps, consisting of the 91st, 126th, 129th and the 134th Pennsylvania Regiments and the effective use of the artillery finally halted the Confederate attack.

(upper left) Map of Chancellorsville by 1st Lieutenant B. L. Blackford, CSA Engineers-1863
(lower left) Colonel Edgert Mantlebert Gregory, Commander, 91st PA. Infantry
(upper right) Near this spot Edwin Forbes sketched the Union's last line of defense along Ely Ford Road. Waterman's Rhode Island and Martinís and Phillips Massachusetts Artillery aided and assisted stopping the Confederate assault.
(loer right) Remnants 91st PA. Flag Courtesy of Pa. State Flag Collection
Elys Ford Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
2. Elys Ford Rd (facing north)
courtesy S.H.A. and Library of Congress-2014

Erected 2014.
Location. 38° 19.378′ N, 77° 38.716′ 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. Colquitt Turns Tylerís Flank (here, next to this marker); Colquittís 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 Hookerís 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
Elys Ford Rd (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
3. Elys Ford Rd (facing south)
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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