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

Chancellorsville Campaign

 
 
Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, September 10, 2017
1. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
Inscription.  Early on May 3, 1863, elements of Howard's battered XI Corps retired to this vicinity. As the battle swirled around the Chancellorsville crossroads, one mile to the southwest. Howard's men hastily dug and constructed lines of rifle pits and entrenchments, some of which are still to be found in the woods before you. By mid-morning, the Union lines at Chancellorsville began to crumble and the Army took refuge behind this last line of defenses. These trenches were occupied until the early morning of May 6 when the Federals retreated back across the Rappahannock.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 3, 1863.
 
Location. 38° 19.231′ N, 77° 37.978′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Laroque Run Drive and Perimeter Drive, on the right when traveling south on Laroque Run Drive. Marker located within a home division named Chancellorsville Estates, an area of the Chancellorsville Battlefield excluded from preservation. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8532 Laroque Run Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Line Contained Along Mineral Springs Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Apex of Hooker’s Last Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hooker's Final Bastion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Lifeline (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lives Transformed (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 124th New York Regiment’s First Battle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stone's Reconnaissance (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chancellorsville (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, September 10, 2017
2. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on November 21, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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