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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. Just ahead is the crossing of the Orange Plank Road, a mid-nineteenth century trade route from the mountains to the navigable Rappahannock at Fredericksburg. Loaded wagons had the right-of-way on the planking, which covered half the roadbed. Successor to the crushed-stone Orange Turnpike, the Plank was likewise a pay road with toll gates. It diverged from the route of the old Pike in places to afford better traction on easier grades. By the time of the Civil War, the growth of railroads had reduced Fredericksburg's western business.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 17.7′ N, 77° 37.468′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of McLaws Drive and Old Plank Road, on the right when traveling south on McLaws Drive. Touch for map. This is marker is located just before Tour Stop 5 of the Driving tour of the Battle of Chancellorsville. 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. Bivouac (within shouting distance of this marker); Final Meeting, Fateful March (about 300 feet away, measured in
Marker Alongside McLaws Drive image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Marker Alongside McLaws Drive
a direct line); A Bold Plan (about 300 feet away); McLaws Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wounding of Jackson (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Day at Chancellorsville (approx. mile away); a different marker also named First Day at Chancellorsville (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
Regarding Chancellorsville Campaign. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville along McLaws Drive, Furnace Road, Sickles Drive, and East Jackson Trail, on the east side of the battlefield. See the McLaws's Line to Catharine Furnace Virtual Tour by Markers in the links section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Chancellorsville. National Parks Service site. (Submitted on November 14, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. McLaws's Line to Catharine Furnace Virtual Tour by Markers. Spread across a two mile
Intersection with the Old Plank Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. Intersection with the Old Plank Road
segment on the east side of the battlefield, this virtual tour by markers covers action from May 1-3, 1863. (Submitted on November 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,161 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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