Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Colquitt attacked with the 6th, 19th, 27th and 28th Georgia Infantry. They were supported by Nicholl’s Brigade of Colston’s Division consisting of the 1st, 2nd, 10th, 14th and 15th Louisiana Infantry Regiments.
The 14th and 15th Louisiana Infantry were formed by Gaspar Tochman, a Polish patriot exiled by the Russians and last surviving heir of Thaddeus Kosciuszko. He was a Polish patriot of our American Revolution. After the war Tochman and survivors of the 14th and 15th LA settled in Spotsylvania County. They now lay at rest in unmarked graves seven miles west near Parker’s Store.
(upper left) Brig. General Alfred Colquitt ﬁled this report required for this particular battle.
William Winter Posey, 2nd Louisiana. He rests today in the historic Confederate Cemetery at Spotsylvania Court House.
Col. Tully Graybill, 28th Georgia Infantry, was mentioned for his very conspicuous conduct at Chancellorsville.
(upper right) The 2nd Louisiana carried this Battle Flag in the ﬁghting along Ely Ford Road. Courtesy Louisiana Civil War Museum
(lower right) Silence now prevails where the guns thundered. The well preserved fortifications are still present in the woods at the site of Colquitt’s and Nicholl’s attack.
Background - courtesy Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly – Fortification photo courtesy Liz M. Clayton-2014
Location. 38° 19.376′ N, 77° 38.712′ 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. Touch 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 Tyler’s Flank (here, next to this marker); Chancellorsville Tyler’s Withdrawal To This Line (here, next to this marker); Stone's Reconnaissance (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Midnight Conference (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Line Contained Along Mineral Springs Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 124th New York Regiment’s First Battle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Apex of Hooker’s Last Line (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
Also see . . . Chancellorsville Battlefield. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, National Park Service (Submitted on December 14, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.