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

Chancellorsville Home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor

 
 
Chancellorsville home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
1. Chancellorsville home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor Marker
Inscription.  In the spring of 1863, Chancellorsville was the home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor and seven of her children. The old inn hosted a steady flow of Southern military men as soldiers and officers from Lee’s army stopped to pay their compliments to Mrs. Chancellor’s six unmarried daughters. As late as April 29, Generals J.E.B. Stuart, Richard Anderson, William Mahone, and Carnot Posey enjoyed the hospitality of the house while discussing ways to thwart the imminent Union advance. The tide of battle crested around Chancellorsville on May 3 and Confederate artillery fire forced the Federals who utilized the building as army headquarters to fall back closer to the river. Col. Joseph Dickerson of General Hooker's staff remembered the civilians huddled to the basement and ushered them to safety behind the Union lines as a hail of shot and shell destroyed the dwellings in their wake. Chancellorsville which had been built in four segments before the war was partially rebuilt in 1870, but this reconstruction burned in 1927. Archeologists located foundations of the ante-bellum structure in 1976.
 
Erected by United States
Chancellorsville Inn-1815-Foundation staked image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
2. Chancellorsville Inn-1815-Foundation staked
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Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
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° 18.525′ N, 77° 38.08′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Elys Ford Road (County Route 610) and Plank Road (Virginia Route 3), on the left when traveling north on Elys Ford Road. Touch for map. Marker is 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 distance of this marker. The Chancellor Slaves (here, next to this marker); Civilians in the Crossfire (here, next to this marker); Climactic Struggle (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee's Greatest Triumph (within shouting distance of this marker); Chancellorsville (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chancellorsville Intersection (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Chancellorsville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chancellorsville Clearing (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on April 4, 2016.) 
 
Chancellorsville Inn-1815-Foundation staked image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 30, 2000
3. Chancellorsville Inn-1815-Foundation staked
Chancellorsville Inn-painting on marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
4. Chancellorsville Inn-painting on marker
Chancellorsville home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
5. Chancellorsville home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor Marker
Chancellorsville home is burning-painting on a marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2016. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on November 2, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 19, 2022