Near Fredericksburg in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Chancellorsville
Erected 1930 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number J-40.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 30, 1863.
Location. 38° 18.58′ N, 77° 38.087′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Elys Ford Road (County Route 610) and Plank Raod (Virginia Highway 3), on the right when traveling south on Elys Ford Road. Located in the parking lot for Chancellor House tour stop on the driving tour of the Chancellorsville Battlefield. Within the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Chancellorsville (within shouting distance of this marker); Climactic Struggle (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee's Greatest Triumph (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chancellor Slaves (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civilians in the Crossfire (about 300 feet away); Chancellorsville Home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor (about 300 feet away); Chancellorsville Clearing (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
More about this marker. This marker was located closer to the intersection, but relocated several years ago to the parking area for the tour stop.
Regarding Battle of Chancellorsville. 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 . . . 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 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 February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,903 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.