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

Battle of Chancellorsville

 
 
Battle of Chancellorsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By National Park Service, 1970
1. Battle of Chancellorsville Marker
Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War, Virginia Center for Digital History, University of Virginia (http://valley.vcdh.virginia.edu/memory/augustamemory_p3b.html)
Inscription.  On May 2-3, 1863, the Army of Northern Virginia under Lee defeated the Army of the Potomac under Hooker on this field. “Stonewall” Jackson, Lee’s great lieutenant was mortally wounded in the flank attack on Hooker’s right which resulted in victory for the southern army. Erected by the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Chapters U.D.C., 1927.
 
Erected 1927 by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Chapters UDC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Markers Association, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1943.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 38° 18.51′ N, 77° 38.086′ W. Marker was near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Germanna Highway (State Highway 3) and Ely, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 8840 Elys Ford Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
2. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
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distance of this location. Chancellorsville Home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chancellor Slaves (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilians in the Crossfire (within shouting distance of this marker); Climactic Struggle (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee's Greatest Triumph (within shouting distance of this marker); Chancellorsville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Chancellorsville Intersection (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Chancellorsville (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
More about this marker. This was 1 of 5 U.D.C monuments dedicated on May 3, 1927, the 64th anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville. Over 1,500 spectators turned out for music, food, and a keynote speech by Douglas Southall Freeman.

The bronze tablet was stolen on January 11, 1976. The vandals were never caught. The National Park Service removed the damaged base at a later date.
 
Also see . . .  Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division. Civil War Historical Markers erected in the 1920s. (Submitted on November 14, 2021.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,612 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on December 18, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2022