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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 Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
Inscription.  April 10 - May 3, 1863. These trenches were part of Hooker's original line. On May 2, Couch's II Corps skirmishers, under command of Col. Nelson A. Miles, beat off repeated Confederate attacks launched to draw attention from Jackson's flanking movement. Seriously wounded on May 3, Miles was later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for services here. He also distinguished himself at the Wilderness and became famous as an Indian fighter after the War. These trenches were abandoned on May 3 when Hooker fell back toward the Rappahannock.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 38° 18.473′ N, 77° 37.923′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Plank Road / Germania Highway (State Highway 3) and Wiles Drive, on the right when traveling west on Plank Road / Germania Highway. 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
Chancellorsville Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Chancellorsville Campaign Marker
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of this marker. A different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (here, next to this marker); Union Earthworks (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chancellorsville Home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Chancellor Slaves (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civilians in the Crossfire (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chancellorsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Climactic Struggle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee's Greatest Triumph (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Regarding Chancellorsville Campaign. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville at the Chancellorsville Intersection, scene of considerable fighting in the battle. See the Chancellorsville Intersection Virtual Tour by Markers in the links section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Chancellorsville. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Chancellorsville Intersection Virtual Tour by Markers. The Chancellorsville Intersection portion of the battlefield (stop three on the driving tour of the battlefield) includes markers at the intersection of the historic Plank and Ely's Ford
Federal Trenches image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. Federal Trenches
The earthworks behind the marker were erected by Couch's II Corps.
Roads. Considerable fighting occurred here on May 3, 1863. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2007. This page has been viewed 1,125 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on November 2, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 18, 2022