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

The Chancellorsville Campaign

 
 
The Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
1. The Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
Inscription.  While General Robert E. Lee engaged the Union army at Chancellorsville, Confederate Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early confronted a smaller Union force led by Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick at Fredericksburg. On 3 May 1863, Sedgwick overran Early’s lines at Marye’s Heights, compelling Early to fall back to this point. When Sedgwick moved toward Chancellorsville, Early slipped in behind him, retaking Marye’s Heights. Early and other Confederate troops then attacked Sedgwick on 4 May, forcing the Union general to retreat across the Rappahannock River at Scott’s Ford.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-118.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 3, 1863.
 
Location. 38° 15.697′ N, 77° 29.542′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Lafayette Boulevard (Business U.S. 1) half a mile north of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1)
The Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
2. The Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
Markers E-42, E-118, and E-41 on Lafayette Boulevard.
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, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22408, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Longstreet’s Winter Headquarters (here, next to this marker); Cox House (here, next to this marker); Stuart (approx. 0.6 miles away); Start of Sheridan's Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lee’s Head Quarters (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 1.3 miles away); Virginia Central Railway Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,233 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on July 26, 2019, by Jorge A. Torres of Springfield, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 19, 2022