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

11th United States Infantry

Major Delancey Floyd-Jones

 

17 officers 360 enlisted

 
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By Shane Oliver, August 12, 2017
1. 11th United States Infantry Marker
Inscription. During the Chancellorsville Campaign, the 1st Battalion, 11th United States Infantry formed a part of Colonel Sidney Burbank's 2nd Brigade, Major General George Syke's 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps. Advancing eastward along the Orange Turnpike, Syke's division opened the Battle of Chancellorsville here on the morning of May 1, 1863. The 11th United States Infantry advanced on the left of Syke's line and drove Confederate skirmishers across Mott's Run to this ridgeline, taking 30 prisoners along the way. Here Confederate resistance stiffened, and the 11th Infantry engaged in a deadly firefight. The battalion returned volley for volley with the enemy and steadfastly and stubbornly held its ground against increasing odds. In the early afternoon, General Sykes received orders to abandon the advance and return to Chancellorsville. The regiment's loss in this engagement on May 1, 1863 numbered 28 men.

Killed: 7 enlisted
Wounded: 1 officer, 15 enlisted
Missing: 5 enlisted

In 1869, the 11th United States Infantry was redesigned the 16th Infantry Regiment, a designation it currently holds.

Erected by the 16th Infantry regiment Association in the 150th Anniversary year of the Battle of Chancellorsville - 2013
 
Erected 2013 by 16th Infantry Regiment Association.
 
Location. 38° 17.748′ N, 77° 35.389′ W. Marker is near Chancellor, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Plank Road (Virginia Route 3) 0.8 miles west of Willow Oaks Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located along the Civil War Trust's Walking Trail on the "First Day At Chancellorsville" Battlefield. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6159 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Day at Chancellorsville (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Day at Chancellorsville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named First Day at Chancellorsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named First Day at Chancellorsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named First Day at Chancellorsville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named First Day at Chancellorsville (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named First Day at Chancellorsville (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellor.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2018, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 5, 2018, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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