Near Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Union Army Escapes
At dawn, Confederate troops crept forward from these trenches and discovered that the Federals were gone. Lee ordered immediate pursuit. "Go after them!" he snapped to Brig. Gen. Dorsey Pender, "Damage them all you can!" But it was too late. By 8 a.m., the last Union brigade had safely crossed the river, and engineers cut the bridges free. The Army of the Potomac would live to fight another day.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 18.787′ N, 77° 38.693′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Junction of Earthworks (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Breakthrough (about 600 feet away); Flanking of Hays' Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Collis Zouaves (approx. ¼ mile away); Chancellorsville (approx. ¼ mile away); Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. ¼ mile away); A Fatal Reconnaissance (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
More about this marker. Above the text is a drawing of the retreat of the Union army across U.S. Ford.
Also see . . . Battle of Chancellorsville. National Park Service page detailing the battle. (Submitted on October 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.