Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Major William H. Stewart of the 61st Virginia Infantry recalled the confusion and horror of that morning:
"The Chancellor house was enveloped in flames .... Men everywhere were seen to be in the agonies of death, some of these grappling the earth to draw their broken forms from the range of the searching flames. On both sides of the road were scattered loaves of bread, empty haversacks and cartridge boxes... hundreds of knapsacks...thousands of muskets...."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 3, 1868.
Location. 38° 18.546′ N, 77° 38.089′ W. Marker is in Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania CountyTouch 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 of this marker. Lee's Greatest Triumph (here, next to this marker); The Chancellor Slaves (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilians in the Crossfire (within shouting distance of this marker); Chancellorsville (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chancellorsville Intersection (within shouting distance of this marker); Chancellorsville Home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Home of Mrs. Sanford Chancellor (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Chancellorsville (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
More about this marker. On the lower half of the marker is a drawing showing the artist impression of the fighting around the Chancellorsville Intersection. "Edwin Forbes penciled this sketch of the May 3 fighting. Engravers later added the grid to guide them in preparing the sketch for publication." On the upper right is a map showing the tactical situation described in the text, "Massive attacks on May 3 drove the Federals from their earthworks and back through the Chancellorsville intersection sealing the Confederate victory."
Regarding Climactic Struggle. 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 January 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,087 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.