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

The Battle of Chancellorsville

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 17, 2021
1. The Battle of Chancellorsville Marker
Inscription.  
Hooker Marches
April 27 - May 1, 1863

In late April 1863, the Union army crossed the Rappahannock River, this time above Fredericksburg. Though outnumbered, Confederate General Robert E. Lee met the Union columns in the woods and fields around the crossroads at Chancellorsville.

A Clash in the Forest
May 1-6, 1863

The six-day Battle of Chancellorsville left behind a human wreckage unmatched in Virginia to that time. Lee won an unlikely victory, but lost Stonewall Jackson. The Union army (under General Joseph Hooker) retreated in a gloomy rain, but would soon be ready to fight again—at Gettysburg.

Chancellorsville—Crossroads
Chancellorsville—the home of the Chancellor family—stood at the battlefield's key crossroads. Battle and fire engulfed the house, leaving it a ruin.

Fairview—Pivot Point
No place more vividly demonstrates the shifting fortunes of the Union army at Chancellorsville than Fairview, where Union artillery struggled to stop the Confederate tide.

 
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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 April 27, 1863.
 
Location. 38° 18.67′ N, 77° 39.004′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Bullock Road, 0.1 miles north of Plank Road (Virginia Route 3), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9001 Plank Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chancellorsville Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Memorializing Jackson's Death (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Catastrophe (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania Courthouse.
 
The Battle of Chancellorsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 17, 2021
2. The Battle of Chancellorsville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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