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

Chancellorsville

 
 
Chancellorsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
1. Chancellorsville Marker
Inscription.  In 1816, an innkeeper named George Chancellor announced that his “large and commodious” roadside inn, named Chancellorsville, was open. By the 1860’s the inn had gone out of operation, as central Virginia became a vast battleground. Headquarters for Federal General Joseph Hooker were in the building as he directed the Northern army during the Battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863. During the climactic day of that fight, May 3, Hooker was stunned and temporarily disabled when a Confederate shell shattered the porch column against which he was leaning, throwing him painfully to the ground. Shortly thereafter, Confederate troops swarmed into the clearing around Chancellorsville from three sides and sealed the triumph in what has been called General R.E. Lee’s greatest victory. When Lee rode into the area a dramatic impromptu tribute unfolded: “One long, unbroken cheer, in which the feeble cry of those who lay helpless on the earth, blended with the strong voices of those who still fought, rose high above the roar of battle, and hailed the presence of the victorious chief.”
 
Erected by United States Department
Chancellorsville Inn-1815 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
2. Chancellorsville Inn-1815
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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° 18.561′ N, 77° 38.071′ 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 Chancellorsville Intersection (a few steps from this marker); Climactic Struggle (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee's Greatest Triumph (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Chancellorsville (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); Chancellorsville Home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor (within shouting distance of this marker); Chancellorsville Clearing (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
3. Chancellorsville Inn-1815
Chancellorsville Inn-painting on marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 20, 2000
4. Chancellorsville Inn-painting on marker
Chancellorsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kirk Heflin, December 11, 2014
5. Chancellorsville Marker
Model of Chancellor House, on display at Chancellorsville Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2016. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on November 2, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   5. submitted on May 18, 2016, by Kirk Heflin of Spotsylvania, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 24, 2022